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Linguistic Features of Business Acronyms and Abbreviations in English


  • Mariana Coancă

    (Romanian-American University)


This paper gives an insight into the development of abbreviations and acronyms and analyzes the use of English abbreviations and acronyms in business communication, the formation mechanisms of identified acronyms and abbreviations and their contexts of use. The study concludes that business abbreviations in English have various lengths and represent an increasing part of the language as they are common in business newspapers (accompanied by marginal explanations or equivalent phrases) while some of them are frequent in the general press due to their migration to the common language which assimilated them completely.

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  • Mariana Coancă, 2018. "Linguistic Features of Business Acronyms and Abbreviations in English," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 13(1), pages 14-24, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:13:y:2018:i:1:p:14-24

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