Are There Conversational Strategies in Groups Devoted to Mafie and Corruption?
Language used in criminal groups groups is not a jargon, but a standard language adapted by criminals to obtain their communicative goals. Today It is possible to study real conversations thanks to information sources more extended compared to the past. The corpus construction is based on electronic surveillance and telephone tappings, arrest reports, interrogatories, trials, etc.… The case-study of my first year of PhD, that concerns Mafia Capitale trial, seems to corroborate our hypothesis. Discourse Analysis applied to this type of corpus can reveal connections between language and identity construction for example, or the contribute of conversational strategies to the myth construction. Legitimation strategies and implicit meanings are other interesting research perspectives.