Exploring Argumentative Contexts

| University of Amsterdam
| University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027211217 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027274823 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
In Exploring Argumentative Contexts Frans H. van Eemeren and Bart Garssen bring together a broad variety of essays examining argumentation as it occurs in seven communicative domains: the political context, the historical context, the legal context, the academic context, the medical context, the media context, and the financial context. These essays are written by an international group of argumentation scholars, consisting of Corina Andone, Sarah Bigi, Robert T. Craig, Justin Eckstein, Frans H. van Eemeren, Norman Fairclough, Eveline Feteris, Gerd Fritz, Bart Garssen, Kara Gilbert, Thomas Gloning, G. Thomas Goodnight, Dale A. Herbeck, Darrin Hicks, Thomas Hollihan, Jos Hornikx, Isabela Ieţcu-Fairclough, Gábor Kutrovátz, Maurizio Manzin, Davide Mazzi, Dima Mohammed, Rudi Palmieri, Angela G. Ray, Patricia Riley, Robert C. Rowland, Peter Schulz, Karen Tracy, and Gergana Zlatkova.
[Argumentation in Context, 4]  2012.  xx, 398 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
List of contributors
Frans H. van Eemeren and Bart Garssen
Part I. Political context
Chapter 1. The reasonableness of confrontational strategic maneuvering in political interviews
Corina Andone
Chapter 2. Values as premises in practical arguments: Conceptions of justice in the public debate over bankers’ bonuses
Isabela Fairclough and Norman Fairclough
Chapter 3. Exploiting the room for strategic maneuvering in argumentative discourse: Dealing with audience demand in the European Parliament
Frans H. van Eemeren and Bart Garssen
Chapter 4. Strategic communication: How governments frame arguments in the media
Patricia Riley and Thomas A. Hollihan
Chapter 5. Arguments about ‘rhetoric’ in the 2008 US presidential election campaign
Robert T. Craig
Part II. Historical context
Chapter 6. Making history by analogy: Frederick Douglass remembers William the Silent
Angela G. Ray
Chapter 7. Analogy in history: A corpus-based study
Davide Mazzi
Part III. Legal context
Chapter 8. A rhetorical approach to legal reasoning: The Italian experience of CERMEG
Maurizio Manzin
Chapter 9. Strategic manoeuvring in the case of the ‘Unworthy spouse’
Eveline T. Feteris
Chapter 10. Everyday argument strategies in Appellate Court argument about same-sex marriage
Karen Tracy
Chapter 11. Student speech in public schools: A case study in definitional argument
Dale A. Herbeck
Part IV. Academic context
Chapter 12. Expert authority and ad verecundiam arguments
Gábor Kutrovátz
Chapter 13. Critique and controversy in digital scientific communication: New formats and their affordances
Gerd Fritz and Thomas Gloning
Part V. Medical context
Chapter 14. Drug advertising and clinical practice: Positing biopolitics in clinical communication
G. Thomas Goodnight and Kara Gilbert
Chapter 15. Argumentative insights for the analysis of direct-to-consumer advertising
Dima Mohammed and Peter J. Schulz
Chapter 16. The battle for health care reform and the liberal public sphere
Robert C. Rowland
Chapter 17. Contextual constraints on argumentation: The case of the medical encounter
Sarah Bigi
Part VI. Media context
Chapter 18. The effects of hedges and pledges in advertisements for high and low reputation brands
Jos Hornikx
Chapter 19. Higher-order strategic maneuvering by shifting standards of reasonableness in cold-war editorial argumentation
Darrin Hicks and Justin Eckstein
Part VII. Financial context
Chapter 20. The diversifying of contextual constraints and argumentative strategies in friendly and hostile takeover bids
Rudi Palmieri
Chapter 21. Reported argumentation in economic-financial news
Gergana Zlatkova
Name index
Subject index
“I would highly recommend it to students or researchers interested in argumentation research in different fields.”
Exploring Argumentative Contexts constitutes an evident proof of the growing attention of argumentation scholars to the context where arguments are applied.”
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies


BIC Subject: CFA – Philosophy of language
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