In this paper, I examine the strategic function of four variants of pragmatic argumentation in the context of advisory health brochures. I argue that each variant functions as a strategic manoeuvre that deals with potential countermoves: with variant I and II writers can address anticipated doubt with respect to the standpoint and with variants III and IV they can strategically erase potential criticism of or possible alternatives to the proposed action.
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2015. Argumentação e comunicação médico-paciente: comparando os enfoques da pragma-dialética de Toulmin e a sociolinguística americana. Cadernos de Saúde Pública 31:12 ► pp. 2577 ff.
Rubinelli, Sara, Nanon H.M. Labrie & Daniel J. O’Keefe
2013. ‘What matters to Andrew’. The problem of premissary relevance in automated health advisors. Insights from pragma-dialectics. Patient Education and Counseling 92:2 ► pp. 218 ff.
ZHU, Lei & Wei WANG
2023. Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen & Nanon Labrie: argumentation between doctors and patients: understanding clinical argumentative discourse. Argumentation 37:1 ► pp. 147 ff.
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