Contextualizing Pragma-Dialectics

| ILIAS & Leiden University & University of Amsterdam
| Jiangsu University, China & ILIAS
ISBN 9789027211293 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264800 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
Contextualizing Pragma-Dialectics contains a selection of 18 article reporting on research conducted in the past decade in which the institutional context in which argumentative discourse takes place is systematically taken into account. Some articles provide relevant theoretical backgrounds, other articles make clear how the extended pragma-dialectical theory can be used to analyse and evaluate argumentative discourse in specific institutional contexts. Next to argumentative discourse in the legal domain and the medical context of health communication, a great deal of attention is paid to various argumentative practices in the political domain or dealing with specific social issues. A contribution on multimodal argumentation is also included. All contributing authors are actively engaged in the International Learned Institute for Argumentation Studies (ILIAS).
[Argumentation in Context, 12]  2017.  ix, 367 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction Contextualizing Pragma-Dialectics
Frans H. van Eemeren and Wu Peng
Chapter 2. In what sense do modern argumentation theories relate to Aristotle? The case of Pragma-Dialectics
Frans H. van Eemeren
Chapter 3. Fallacies as derailments of argumentative discourse: Acceptance based on understanding and critical assessment
Frans H. van Eemeren
Chapter 4. The role of the judge in legal proceedings: A pragma-dialectical analysis
Eveline T. Feteris
Chapter 5. Direct-to-consumer advertisements for prescription drugs as an argumentative activity type
Renske Wierda and Jacky Visser
Chapter 6. The strategic function of variants of pragmatic argumentation in health brochures
Lotte van Poppel
Chapter 7. Argumentation in doctor-patient interaction: Medical consultation as a pragma-dialectical communicative activity type
Roosmaryn Pilgram
Chapter 8. Strategic manoeuvring in argumentative discourse in political deliberation
Frans H. van Eemeren
Chapter 9. Strategic maneuvering in European Parliamentary debate
Bart Garssen
Chapter 10. The strategic use of argumentation from example in plenary debates in the European Parliament
H. José Plug
Chapter 11. Strategic maneuvering with presentational choices in Dutch parliamentary debate
Ton van Haaften
Chapter 12. The space for strategic manoeuvring in adjudicating a freedom of speech case in the Netherlands: The first trial of Geert Wilders
Henrike Jansen
Chapter 13. Strategic maneuvering by personal attacks at press conferences of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Wu Peng
Chapter 14. Delimiting the burden of proof in political interviews
Corina Andone
Chapter 15. Strategic manoeuvring with hyperbole in political debate
Francisca Snoeck Henkemans
Chapter 16. A pragma-dialectical approach to governmental crisis communication: The case of disputes over a proposed chemical project in mainland China
Yan Linqiong
Chapter 17. Strategic maneuvering with presentational choices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reports
Anca Gâţă
Chapter 18. Analysing multimodal argumentation within the pragma-dialectical framework: Strategic manoeuvring in the front covers of The Economist
Assimakis Tseronis
Sources of the contributions
“Three generations of Pragma-dialectics scholars demonstrate how the Amsterdam school continues to flourish well into its fourth decade as they apply its approach to a range of conventional practices in which argumentation occurs.”
“This book brings together strong essays that theorize the notion of context and apply the norms of a critical discussion and the practice of strategic maneuvering (…) to the legal, political, medical, and academic contexts. It is an important resource for anyone wanting to stay abreast of this robust approach to argumentation theory.”
“For argumentation scholarship both inside and outside the pragma-dialectical tradition, the results presented in this volume are an invitation to reflect on the design of disputation systems and on the diffusion of successful designs from one society to another.”
“[T]his volume is a worthy counterpart to Strategic Maneuvering in Argumentative Discourse, and a worthy addition to the Argumentation in Context series. It represents the state of the art accurately, and like the earlier volume it illustrates the development of pragma-dialectics beyond the original formulation of the theory. Moreover, the volume is not meant only for pragma-dialecticians. They are engaged in such a robust and productive research program that every serious scholar of argumentation should try to keep track of where the pragma-dialecticians are and where they are going. This book will help immensely in that effort.”
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Cited by 3 other publications

Bogaards, Maarten
2021. “Completely impartial opinion, okay?”. Journal of Argumentation in Context 10:3  pp. 368 ff. Crossref logo
van Eemeren, Frans H.
2018.  In Argumentation Theory: A Pragma-Dialectical Perspective [Argumentation Library, 33],  pp. 33 ff. Crossref logo
van Eemeren, Frans H.
2018.  In Argumentation Theory: A Pragma-Dialectical Perspective [Argumentation Library, 33],  pp. 111 ff. Crossref logo

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Subjects & Metadata

Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009030 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2017036903 | Marc record