Examining Argumentation in Context
Fifteen studies on strategic maneuvering
Frans H. van Eemeren | University of Amsterdam
Examining Argumentation in Context: Fifteen studies on strategic maneuvering contains a selection of papers on strategic maneuvering in argumentative discourse. Starting point of all of these contributions is that a satisfactory analysis and evaluation of strategic maneuvering is possible only if the argumentative discourse is first situated in the communicative and interactional context in which it occurs. While some of the contributions present general views with regard to strategic maneuvering, other contributions report on the results of empirical studies, examine strategic maneuvering in a particular legal or political context, or highlight the presentational design of strategic maneuvering. Examining Argumentation in Context therefore provides an insightful view of recent developments in the research on strategic maneuvering, which is currently prominent in the study of argumentation.
[Argumentation in Context, 1] 2009. x, 305 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface | pp. ix–x
Strategic maneuvering: Examining argumentation in contextFrans H. van Eemeren and Peter Houtlosser | pp. 1–24
Strategic maneuvering with dissociationM.A. van Rees | pp. 25–39
Constrained maneuvering: Rhetoric as a rational enterpriseChristopher W. Tindale | pp. 41–59
Plausible and fallacious strategies to silence one’s opponentManfred Kienpointner | pp. 61–75
Strategic maneuvering in direct-to-consumer drug advertising: Argument, contestation, and institutionsG. Thomas Goodnight | pp. 77–92
Strategic manoeuvring in the justification of judicial decisionsEveline T. Feteris | pp. 93–114
Strategic maneuvering in political argumentationDavid Zarefsky | pp. 115–130
Legitimation and strategic maneuvering in the political fieldIsabela Fairclough | pp. 131–151
Accusing someone of an inconsistency as a confrontational way of strategic manoeuvringCorina Andone | pp. 153–169
Manoeuvring strategically in Prime Minister’s Question TimeDima Mohammed | pp. 171–189
Quid pro nobis: Rhetorical stylistics for argument analysisJeanne Fahnestock | pp. 191–220
Shifting the topic in Dutch parliament: How presentational choices can be instrumental in strategic manoeuvringYvon Tonnard | pp. 221–240
The contribution of praeteritio to arguers’ confrontational strategic manoeuvresFrancisca Snoeck Henkemans | pp. 241–255
Manoeuvring with voices: The polyphonic framing of arguments in an institutional advertisementAndrea Rocci | pp. 257–283
Persuasive effects of strategic maneuvering: Some findings from meta-analyses of experimental persuasion effects researchDaniel J. O'Keefe | pp. 285–296
About the contributors | pp. 297–302
Index | pp. 303–306
“The strength of this collection is its focus on strategic maneuvering for use in argumentation analysis. Readers of this collection will learn about the evolution, complexities, extensions, and applications of this theory. [...] The late Peter Houtlosser, to whom this book is dedicated, surely would be pleased to see so many provocative essays that his work with Van Eemeren has inspired form a wide range of disciplinary interests and from many European and North American authors.”
Ja Nice Schuetz, University of New Mexico, in Journal of Reasoning and Argumentation
“An excellent collection of studies in applied argumentation, “Examining Argumentation in Context” adds significantly to the ongoing and increasingly relevant stream investigating how argumentative discourse affects and is affected by the institutional fields within which it occurs. By showing how dialectical and rhetorical strategies are jointly activated in different communicative practices in order to successfully perform the arguers' intervention in contexts, this volume constitutes a stimulating introduction to a promising book series.”
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Main BIC Subject
CFA: Philosophy of language
Main BISAC Subject
LAN015000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Rhetoric
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number: 2009011543 | Marc record