publication . Article . 2015

ANALYSIS OF DISCURSIVE GENRES IN FORENSIC LINGUISTICS: A STUDY ABOUT FAKE KIDNAPPING SCAMS

Welton Pereira e Silva; Mônica Santos de Souza Melo;
Open Access Portuguese
  • Published: 30 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: ABEC Brasil
Abstract
Crimes of extortion called “Fake Kidnapping Scams” are a criminal modality that emerged few years ago in Brazil. As a new social practice, linked to it also emerged a new discursive genre. In this paper, we proposed to analyze and to describe this genre, based upon the Patrick Charaudeau’s Semiolinguistic Theory. Our analysis corpus was constituted by four recordings of “Fake Kidnapping Scams” intercepted by Rio de Janeiro’s Civil Police and provided through the online modality by Veja magazine. We realized that the communicative situations of the texts that composed our corpus were oriented to the common purpose of convincing victims to make the payment of the ...
Subjects
free text keywords: LANGUAGE; LITERATURE; LINGUISTICS; HISTORY; PHILOSOPHY; COMMUNICATION; ARTS; SOCIAL SCIENCES, Fake Kidnapping Scams; Discursive genres; Semiolinguistic Theory., Letras; Linguística; Análise do Discurso., Língua Portuguesa; Teoria e análise linguística, Língua Portuguesa, Teoria e análise linguística, Romanic languages, PC1-5498, French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature, PQ1-3999
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