Pragma-Dialectical Analysis and Evaluation of Problem-Solving Discussion
- M. A. van Rees
- … show all 1 hide
Rent the article at a discountRent now
* Final gross prices may vary according to local VAT.Get Access
In this article, after arguing that present approaches to improving problem-solving discussions for various reasons are not satisfactory, I turn to the pragma-dialectic approach to argumentative discourse to derive a normative framework that can serve as a point of departure to enhance the quality of problem-solving discussions. I then show how this approach can be used as analytical and evaluative instrument that can help the analyst to establish whether participants in actual practice act in a fashion that is in accord with the norms posited. Two real-life problem-solving discussions provide the material for this demonstration.
- Bales, R. F.: 1950, Interaction Process Analysis: A Method for the Study of Small Groups, Addison-Wesley, Cambridge, MA.
- Bublitz, W.: 1988, Supportive Fellow-Speakers and Cooperative Conversations. Discourse Topics and Ttopical Actions, Participant Roles and Recipient Action in a Particular Type of Everyday Conversation, Benjamins, Amsterdam.
- Cheepen, C.: 1988, The Predictability of Informal Conversation, Pinter, London.
- Dewey, J.: 1910, How We Think, D.C. Heath, Boston.
- Eemeren, F. H. van and R. Grootendorst: 1984, Speech Acts in Argumentative Discussions. A Theoretical Model for the Analysis of Discussions Directed towards Solving Conflicts of Opinion, De Gruyter/Foris, Berlin etc.
- Eemeren, F. H. van and R. Grootendorst: 1992, Argumentation, Communication, and Fallacies. A Pragma-Dialectical Perspective, Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ.
- Eemeren, F. H. van, R. Grootendorst, S. Jackson and S. Jacobs: 1993, Reconstructing Argumentative Discourse, The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa etc.
- Fisher, B. A.: 1970, ‘Decision Emergence: Phases in Group Decision-making’, Speech Monographs 37, 53–66.
- Fisher, B. A.: 1980, Small Group Decision Making: Communication and the Group Process, McGraw-Hill, New York.
- Frey, L. R.: 1996, ‘Remembering and “Re-membering': A History of Theory and Research on Communication and Group Decision Making’, in R. Y. Hirokawa and M. S. Poole (eds.), Communication and Group Decision Making (2nd edition), Sage, Thousand Oaks, 19–55.
- Gouran, D. S.: 1988, ‘Group Decision Making: An Approach to Integrative Research’, in C. H. Tardy (ed.), A Handbook for the Study of Human Communication, Ablex, Norwood, NJ, 247–267.
- Gouran, D. S. et al.: 1978, ‘Behavioral Correlates of Perceptions of Quality in Decisionmaking Discussions’, Communication Monographs 45, 51–63.
- Grice, H. P.: 1975, ‘Logic and Conversation’, in P. Cole and J. L. Morgan (eds.), Syntax and Semantics, III: Speech Acts, Academic Press, New York, 41–58.
- Hirokawa, R. Y. et al.: 1996, ‘Communication and Group Decision-making Effectiveness’, in R. Y. Hirokawa and M. S. Poole (eds.), Communication and Group Decision Making (2nd edition), Sage, Thousand Oaks, 269–301.
- Jordan, M. P.: 1984, Rhetoric of Everyday English Texts, Allen & Unwin, London.
- Pomerantz, A.: 1984, ‘Agreeing and Disagreeing with Assessments: Some Features of Preferred/dispreferred Turn Shapes’, in J. M. Atkinson and J. Heritage (eds.), Structures of Social Action. Studies in Conversation Analysis, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 57–102.
- Poole, M. S.: 1981, ‘Decision Development in Small Groups I: A Comparison of Two Models’, Communication Monographs 48, 1–24.
- Poole, M. S.: 1983, ‘Decision Development in Small Groups III: A Multiple Sequence Theory of Decision Development’, Communication Monographs 50, 321–341.
- Poole, M. S. and J. Roth: 1989, ‘Decision Development in Small Groups IV: A Typology of Group Decision Paths’, Human Communication Research 15, 323–356.
- Sacks, H., E. A. Schegloff and G. Jefferson: 1974, ‘A Simplest Systematics for the Organization of Turn-taking in Conversation’, Language 50(4), 696–735.
- Schegloff, E. A.: 1982, ‘Discourse as an Interactional Achievement: Some Uses of ‘uh huh’ and Other Things that Come Between Sentences’, in D. Tannen (ed.), Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics, Georgetown University Press, Washington, DC, 71–93.
- Pragma-Dialectical Analysis and Evaluation of Problem-Solving Discussion
Volume 17, Issue 4 , pp 465-479
- Cover Date
- Print ISSN
- Online ISSN
- Kluwer Academic Publishers
- Additional Links
- conversation analysis
- problem-solving discussion
- Industry Sectors
- M. A. van Rees (1)
- Author Affiliations
- 1. Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands