Keeping in touch with Pragma-Dialectics

In honor of Frans H. van Eemeren

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  • Editors: Eveline T. Feteris1, Bart Garssen1, and A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027287038

<i>Keeping in touch with Pragma-Dialectics</i> is written to honor Frans van Eemeren and his work in the field of argumentation theory on the occasion of his retirement. The volume contains 17 contributions from teams of authors consisting of a combination of a pragma-dialectician and one or two researchers with a different background in the field of argumentation. In this volume, comparisons between the pragma-dialectical approach and other approaches are made, aspects of strategic maneuvering such as the use of presentational techniques, adaptation to the audience and the selection of topics are dealt with and the influence of specific institutional contexts such as politics, medicine and internet forums on strategic maneuvering are discussed.

Subjects: Communication Studies; Pragmatics; Philosophy

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Amsterdam

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