Argumentation in Practice

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| University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027218827 (Eur) | EUR 125.00
ISBN 9781588116161 (USA) | USD 188.00
ISBN 9789027294241 | EUR 125.00 | USD 188.00
Since the late 1950s the study of argumentation has developed from a marginal part of logic and rhetoric into a genuine interdisciplinary academic discipline. After having first been primarily concerned with creating an adequate philosophical perspective on argumentation, argumentation theorists have gradually shifted their focus of attention to a more immediate concern with the ins and outs of argumentative praxis. What exactly are the characteristics of situated argumentative discourse in different argumentative ‘action types’? How is the discourse influenced by institutional and contextual constraints? In what way can prominent cases of argumentative discourse be fruitfully analysed? Argumentation in Practice aims to provide insight into some important facets of argumentative praxis and the different ways in which it can be approached. The first part of this volume, ‘Conceptions of problems in argumentative practice’, introduces useful theoretical perspectives. The second part, ‘Empirical studies of argumentative practice’, contains both empirical studies of a general kind and several types of specific case studies.
[Controversies, 2]  2005.  viii, 368 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Frans H. van Eemeren and Peter Houtlosser
Part I. Forms and conceptions of argumentation
1. “The issue” in argumentative practice and theory
Robert T. Craig and Karen Tracy
2. Hearing is believing: A perspective-dependent account of the fallacies
Christopher W. Tindale
3. Let’s talk: Emotion and the pragma-dialectic model
Michael A. Gilbert
4. Indicators of dissociation
M.A. van Rees
5. A collaborative model of argumentation in dyadic problem-solving interactions
Matthieu Quignard
6. The argumentative dimension of discourse
Ruth Amossy
7. Designing premises
Jean Goodwin
8. On the pragmatics of argumentative discourse
Lilit Brutian
9. From argument analysis to cultural keywords (and back again)
Eddo Rigotti and Andrea Rocci
Part II. Empirical studies of argumentative practice
10. The accusation of amalgame as a meta-argumentative refutation
Marianne Doury
11. Constructing the (imagined) antagonist in advertising argumentation
Albert Atkin and John Richardson
12. Competing demands, multiple ideals, and the structure of argumentation practices: A pragma-dialectical analysis of televised town hall meetings following the murder trial of O.J. Simpson
Harry Weger, Jr and Mark Aakhus
13. Arguments of victims: A case study of the Timothy McVeigh trial
Janice Schuetz
14. Coductive and abductive foundations for sentimental arguments in politics
Bruce E. Gronbeck
15. Reparations or separation? The rhetoric of racism in black and white
Tom Farrell and Mark Lawrence McPhail
16. Discursive collisions: A reading of “Ellen’s energy adventure”
V. William Balthrop and Carole Blair
17. Aesthetic arguments and civil society
Gerard A. Hauser
18. The use of arguments from perceived opposition in U.S. terrorism policy
Carol Winkler
19. How could official speakers communicate reasonably with their king?
Um Hoon
20. Argument density and argument diversity in the license applications of French provincial printers, 1669–1781
Jane McLeod and Hans V. Hansen
21. Inventional capacity
Dale Hample
22. The conventional validity of the pragma-dialectal freedom rule
Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen and Bert Meuffels
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies


BIC Subject: GTC – Communication studies
BISAC Subject: LAN004000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
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