Article published in:Communicatie in bedrijf en beroep
[Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen 28] 1987
► pp. 94–103
De Aanvaardbaarheid Van Voorlichtingsteksten Over Nieuwe Maatregelen
A text giving information about new measures must satisfy three rhetorical requirements: it must be attractive, understandable and acceptable. This article discusses the acceptability of a text. A text is acceptable when a critical reader is satisfied by its contents. Arguments are adduced for three theses: (1) In writing motivation of new measures one may benefit from the theory of the burden of proof in American academic debates. (2) The duty to motivate new measures is not taken seriously enough. (3) Further empirical research into the use of stok issues is needed.
Published online: 24 March 2014