Argumentation: Analysis, Evaluation by Frans H. van Eemeren, A. Francisca Sn Henkemans

By Frans H. van Eemeren, A. Francisca Sn Henkemans

This publication concentrates on argumentation because it emerges in usual discourse, no matter if the discourse is institutionalized or strictly casual. the most important suggestions from the idea of argumentation are systematically mentioned and defined with the aid of examples from real-life discourse and texts. the elemental rules are defined which are instrumental within the research and review of argumentative discourse. Methodical tools are provided for determining variations of opinion, examining and comparing argumentation and providing arguments in oral and written discourse. additionally, the ebook presents an excellent number of routines and assignments to enhance the scholars' ability in proposing argumentation. The authors start their remedy of argumentation conception on the comparable juncture the place argumentation additionally starts off in perform: the variation of opinion that events the evolvement of the argumentation. each one bankruptcy starts with a quick precis of the necessities and ends with a couple of routines that scholars can use to grasp the cloth. Argumentation is the 1st introductory textbook of this sort. it really is meant as a normal creation for college kids who're attracted to a formal behavior of argumentative discourse. feedback for extra examining are made for every subject and several other additional assignments are further to the workouts. detailed gains: * A concise and entire therapy of either the theoretical backgrounds and the perform of argumentation research and assessment. * an important thoughts from pragmatics (speech act concept, Grice's cooperative precept) provided in a non-technical approach; introducing the idea of verbal conversation. * certain insurance of either oral and written presentation of arguments. * routines and assignments in keeping with real-life texts from various contexts.

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No one else? Then I think we are decided. Only one vote against. Going on the statistics, we conclude that it is a responsi- 36 CHAPTER 2 ble decision to employ these people in the company. Mrs. Foster, thank you for your information. Thanks to everyone for taking part in this discussion, and have a safe trip home. 3 Standpoints and Argumentation Q ESSENTIALS A lthough argumentation in defense of a standpoint is usually not explicitly presented as such, the discourse often contains indicators of argumentation.

Usually, implicit standpoints and argumentation occur in a context that helps to clarify their function. For example, someone may have just remarked that Carla will probably be getting together with Bob soon. Or there may have been discussion about whether Carla will be calling Bob or not. In a well-defined context like that it is not difficult to decide on the correct interpretation. Problems of interpretation usually arise in a context that is not well defined, that is, where there are no clues.

4. In the concluding stage the parties assess the extent to which the difference of opinion has been resolved and in whose favor. If the protagonist withdraws the standpoint, the difference of opinion is resolved in favor of the antagonist; if the antagonist abandons his or her doubts, it is resolved in favor of the protagonist. 3 THE IDEAL MODEL AND ARGUMENTATIVE PRACTICE Of course an ideal model does not describe reality. And yet, real-life argumentative discussions do sometimes approach the model.

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