Article published in:Scrutinizing Argumentation in Practice
Edited by Frans H. van Eemeren and Bart Garssen
[Argumentation in Context 9] 2015
► pp. 265–280
Argumentation from analogy in migrants’ decisions
Basing on the Argumentum Model of Topics (AMT) within the general framework of a pragma-dialectical viewpoint on argumentation, this paper analyses the role of argumentation from analogy in international migrants’ decision-making processes on the basis of a corpus of interviews to migrant mothers resident in the greater London area. Reasoning from analogy allows evaluating pragmatic decisions – such as leaving one’s home country, staying over in a foreign country, etc. – in terms of feasibility and reasonableness.
Keywords: argumentation from analogy, functional genus, inner argumentation, international migration, loci, migration strategy
Published online: 30 October 2015
Cited by 3 other publications
Andone, Corina & Sara Greco
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