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To deceive the receiver: A genre analysis of the electronic variety of Nigerian scam letters
Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay analyses fifty electronic Nigerian scam letters or spam in order to find out whether they can be considered a genre of their own according to Swales’ (1990) definition. It is comparing the Nigerian scam letters to sales promotion letters, as presented by Bhatia (1993). The functional moves Bhatia (1993) found in the sales promotion letters were applied to the Nigerian scam letters, and three functional moves unique for the scam letters were established. The functional moves specific to the Nigerian scam letters together with the scam letters’ compatibility with Swales’ (1990) definition of genre, give support for this essay’s argument that the Nigerian scam letters constitute a genre of their own.

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2006. , p. 42
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Spam, Nigerian scam letters, Genre analysis
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vxu:diva-627OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vxu-627DiVA, id: diva2:206940
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Available from: 2006-06-20 Created: 2006-06-20 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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