Publication details [#6862]

Moerman, Michael. 1973. The use of precedent in natural conversation. Semiotica 9 : 193–218.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject


M. uses the procedures of the formal analysis of natural conversation for investigating argumentation. By showing that and how precedent, a central legal notion, is used in an actual Thai conversation, M. illustrates the view that practical reasoning is substantially identical with formal, legal reasoning.