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
© John Benjamins
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction Contextualizing Pragma-DialecticsFrans H. van Eemeren and Peng Wu | pp. 1–10
Chapter 2. In what sense do modern argumentation theories relate to Aristotle? The case of Pragma-DialecticsFrans H. van Eemeren | pp. 11–36
Chapter 3. Fallacies as derailments of argumentative discourse: Acceptance based on understanding and critical assessmentFrans H. van Eemeren | pp. 37–58
Chapter 4. The role of the judge in legal proceedings: A pragma-dialectical analysisEveline T. Feteris | pp. 59–76
Chapter 5. Direct-to-consumer advertisements for prescription drugs as an argumentative activity typeRenske Wierda and Jacky Visser | pp. 77–92
Chapter 6. The strategic function of variants of pragmatic argumentation in health brochuresLotte van Poppel | pp. 93–107
Chapter 7. Argumentation in doctor-patient interaction: Medical consultation as a pragma-dialectical communicative activity typeRoosmaryn Pilgram | pp. 109–122
Chapter 8. Strategic manoeuvring in argumentative discourse in political deliberationFrans H. van Eemeren | pp. 123–144
Chapter 9. Strategic maneuvering in European Parliamentary debateBart Garssen | pp. 145–158
Chapter 10. The strategic use of argumentation from example in plenary debates in the European ParliamentH. José Plug | pp. 159–176
Chapter 11. Strategic maneuvering with presentational choices in Dutch parliamentary debateTon van Haaften | pp. 177–192
Chapter 12. The space for strategic manoeuvring in adjudicating a freedom of speech case in the Netherlands: The first trial of Geert WildersHenrike Jansen | pp. 193–224
Chapter 13. Strategic maneuvering by personal attacks at press conferences of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign AffairsPeng Wu | pp. 225–254
Chapter 14. Delimiting the burden of proof in political interviewsCorina Andone | pp. 255–268
Chapter 15. Strategic manoeuvring with hyperbole in political debateA. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans | pp. 269–280
Chapter 16. A pragma-dialectical approach to governmental crisis communication: The case of disputes over a proposed chemical project in mainland ChinaLinqiong Yan | pp. 281–308
Chapter 17. Strategic maneuvering with presentational choices in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reportsAnca Gâţă | pp. 309–334
Chapter 18. Analysing multimodal argumentation within the pragma-dialectical framework: Strategic manoeuvring in the front covers of The EconomistAssimakis Tseronis | pp. 335–359
Sources of the contributions | pp. 361–362
Index | pp. 363–367
“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.”
J. Anthony Blair, University of Windsor
“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.”
David Zarefsky, Northwestern University
“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.”
Sally Jackson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in Argumentation (2018) 32:293–299
“[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.”
David Zarefsky, Northwestern University, in Journal of Argumentation in Context 9:2 (2020)
Cited by 7 other publications
2021. “Completely impartial opinion, okay?”. Journal of Argumentation in Context 10:3 ► pp. 368 ff.
2023. The appeal to religious authority. Journal of Argumentation in Context 12:1 ► pp. 77 ff.
van Eemeren, Frans H.
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Main BIC Subject
CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
Main BISAC Subject
LAN009030: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Pragmatics