Controversy and Confrontation

Relating controversy analysis with argumentation theory

ORCID logoFrans H. van Eemeren | University of Amsterdam
ORCID logoBart Garssen | University of Amsterdam
ISBN 9789027218865 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027290878 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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The essays that are collected in Controversy and Confrontation provide a closer insight into the relationship between controversy and confrontation that deepens our understanding of the functioning of argumentative discourse in managing differences of opinion. Their authors stem from two backgrounds. First, the controversy scholars Dascal, Marras, Euli, Regner, Ferreira, and Lessl discuss historical controversies in science, both from a theoretical and an empirical perspective; Saim concentrates on a historical controversy; Fritz provides a historical perspective on controversies by analyzing communication principles. Second the argumentation scholars Johnson, van Laar, van Eemeren, Garssen and Meuffels address theoretical or empirical aspects of argumentative confrontation; Aakhus and Vasilyeva examine argumentative discourse from the perspective of conversation analysis; Jackson analyzes argumentative confrontation in a recent debate between scientists and politicians. Last but not least, two contributors, Kutrovátz and Zemplén, make an attempt to bridge the study of historical controversy and the study of argumentation.
[Controversies, 6] 2008.  xiii, 278 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Controversy and Confrontation is an ambitious cross-disciplinary work. [...] All in all, the result is an engaging piece of reading that reveals the impact that Van Eemeren and Grassen have had on argumentation theory generally. The inspiring contributions provide a good perspective for further research on argumentation theory as well as cognitive linguistics.”
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