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Reconstructing Argumentative Discourse with the Help of Speech Act Conditions

  • Frans H. van EemerenEmail author
  • Bart Garssen
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Part of the Argumentation Library book series (ARGA, volume 27)

Abstract

In order to be able to develop adequate tools for analysing argumentative discourse, a consistent and coherent research programme is needed which encompasses five components. In the pragma-dialectical argumentation theory an approach to the analysis of argumentation is proposed in which these five components are incorporated. In this article we shall explain this approach with regard to the reconstruction of argumentative discourse.

Keywords

Argument Scheme Preparatory Condition Argumentative Discourse Strategic Manoeuvring Felicity Condition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric, Faculty of HumanitiesUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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