Contextualizing Pragma-Dialectics

ORCID logoFrans H. van Eemeren | ILIAS & Leiden University & University of Amsterdam
ORCID logoPeng Wu | Jiangsu University, China & ILIAS
ISBN 9789027211293 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027264800 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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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
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“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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Bogaards, Maarten
2021. “Completely impartial opinion, okay?”. Journal of Argumentation in Context 10:3  pp. 368 ff. Crossref logo
Pimenova, Oxana
2021. The Trans-Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project: Path Dependency in the Crown’s Reasoning. American Review of Canadian Studies 51:4  pp. 649 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