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    What the legislature did not say.Damiano Canale & Giovanni Tuzet - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (3):249-270.
    The paper is about the uses of the argument from legislative counterfactual intention, in the field of legal interpretation and argumentation. After presenting the argument from intention in general, it distinguishes the varities of the argument from counterfactual legislative intention and discusses their justification conditions.
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    The Katyń court case.Anna Jopek-Bosiacka - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (3):271-314.
    This paper examines the argumentation in the case Janowiec and Others vs. Russia, heard before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, primarily based on the hearings with additional references to the two judgments issued. The proffered analysis focuses on the types and forms of argumentation used in the counsels’ oral arguments, as well as their rhetorical strategies and tactics, as based on Douglas Walton’s argumentation schemes and Stephen Toulmin’s model of argumentation. The starting point of the analyzed dispute (...)
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    Mitt Romney in Denver.Justin Ward Kirk - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (3):227-248.
    This paper argues that surface-level analysis of political argument fails to explain the effectiveness of ideological enthymemes, particularly within the context of presidential debates. This paper uses the first presidential debate of the 2012 election as a case study for the use of “Obamacare” as an ideological enthymeme. The choice of a terminological system limits and shapes the argumentative choices afforded the candidate. Presidential debates provide a unique context within which to examine the interaction of ideological constraints and argument due (...)
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  4. Eugen Octav Popa . Thought Experiments in Academic Communication. A Pragma-Dialectical Method for Reconstructing the Argumentative Use of Imaginary Scenarios in Academic Disputes.Zohar Livnat - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (3):348-352.
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    Frans H. van Eemeren, Bart Garssen, Erik C.W. Krabbe, A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans, Bart Verheij & Jean H.M. Wagemans . Handbook of Argumentation Theory. [REVIEW]Sara Rubinelli - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (3):353-358.
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    Fair and unfair strategies in public controversies.Jan Albert van Laar & Erik C. W. Krabbe - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (3):315-347.
    Contemporary theory of argumentation offers many insights about the ways in which, in the context of a public controversy, arguers should ideally present their arguments and criticize those of their opponents. We also know that in practice not all works out according to the ideal patterns: numerous kinds of derailments are an object of study for argumentation theorists. But how about the use of unfairstrategiesvis-à-vis one’s opponents? What if it is not a matter of occasional derailments but of one party’s (...)
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    The sliding scales of repentance.Martha Sylvia Cheng - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (2):157-171.
    This paper investigates the apologies of four US politicians whose marital infidelities were made public. The paper notes the variations in the use of religious language, representations of the transgressions, and metadiscourse. These variations can be calibrated to political ethos, the nature of the transgression, and the amount of repair work required. Thus, generic qualities of the personal political apology are best interpreted as existing on a sliding scale relative to the situation.
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    Corpus linguistics and argumentation.Chiara Degano - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (2):113-138.
    This paper explores the viability of a synergy between corpus linguistics and the study of argumentation in context. While quantitative approaches to the study of discourse have been profitably integrated at the levels of lexico-grammar and syntax, more rarely has this been the case for higher levels of analysis such as argumentative structures. Such an approach would help identify those recurring patterns of argumentation that build up cumulatively, and which can only be identified in larger samples of discourse. In particular (...)
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    Maneuvering strategically in a press conference to diminish political responsibility for a critical event.Yeliz Demir - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (2):191-217.
    It is an essential requirement of democracy that politicians provide account of their words and actions to the public. However, being able to account is especially important when a politician or the party he/she is representing is assumed responsible for a critical event that has undesirable consequences for the public. Under such a condition, political press conferences serve as an instrument for a politician to justify the position of the government by means of argumentation. By adopting the pragma-dialectical framework, this (...)
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  10. Frans H. van Eemeren . Reasonableness and Effectiveness in Argumentative Discourse: Fifty Contributions to the Development of Pragma-Dialectics.Jeanne Fahnestock - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (2):218-221.
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    Argumentation-based literary translation quality assessment.Mohammad Ali Kharmandar - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (2):139-156.
    This study correlates argumentation, translation, and literature to construct a new model for assessing the quality of translated literature. Literary translation is described as being compatible with the rhetorical stream of argumentation studies, while the study rests on the overriding notion of ethics of difference in argumentative cross-cultural and translational encounters. The model incorporates ethics of difference and interpretive act, pragma-dialectical contributions of scheme/structure and rhetorical/dialectical situations, and aesthetic features including figures of speech and genres of literature. Application of the (...)
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    Death penalty for Down’s syndrome.Piotr Lewinski - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (2):172-190.
    In axiological argumentation that refers to issues concerning matters of ethics, politics, or aesthetics, a warrant is derived from a general axiological base, which consists of propositions that are accepted by a particular social group. Such a warrant is supported by ideology, understood as a relatively well organised set of evaluative propositions. In axiological argumentation beliefs are represented by cultural objects that serve as the arguments. Cultural objects are universals, which have a culturally developed interpretation. Without proper recognition of the (...)
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    David Zarefsky . Political Argumentation in the United States.Gordon R. Mitchell - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (2):222-225.
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    Delimiting the burden of proof in political interviews.Corina Andone - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (1):74-87.
    This paper aims to contribute to an understanding of the politicians’ burden of proof in political interviews by explaining how politicians attempt to delimit the burden of proof which they acquire for their standpoints in response to criticism. As politicians always want to give a positive evaluation of their activities, they respond to the critics by delimiting their burden of proof in such a way that their standpoints are easy to defend. The research question to be answered is: How do (...)
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    Argumentation in journalism: Professional practices and the public sphere.Corina Andone & Andrea Rocci - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (1):1-8.
    This paper aims to contribute to an understanding of the politicians’ burden of proof in political interviews by explaining how politicians attempt to delimit the burden of proof which they acquire for their standpoints in response to criticism. As politicians always want to give a positive evaluation of their activities, they respond to the critics by delimiting their burden of proof in such a way that their standpoints are easy to defend. The research question to be answered is: How do (...)
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    The framing of argumentation in the making of a political editorial.Marcel Burger & Laura Delaloye - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (1):29-47.
    This paper aims at pointing out the normative expectations constraining political editorials. We adopt an internal perspective focusing on the process of “making” an editorial: how and why is argumentation constructed and what is at stake with it from the journalistic point of view. The focus is on the making of an editorial on David’s Cameron speech about his plans for a referendum on British membership of the European Union. Taking into account the editorial conferences where the topic is discussed (...)
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    Predictions in economic-financial news.Rudi Palmieri & Johanna Miecznikowski - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (1):48-73.
    Compared to other domains of media discourse, economic-financial news contain a considerable amount of speech acts regarding future events, in particular predictions. This can be explained by their specific institutional context, financial markets, where investors constantly seek to single out gain opportunities and to correctly assess their risk. One of the crucial factors making economic-financial predictions worthy of being considered in investment decisions is argumentation, in particular the extent to which the predicted proposition follows from a plausible and acceptable reasoning. (...)
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    Economic-financial jounralists as argumentative intermediaries.Andrea Rocci & Margherita Luciani - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (1):88-111.
    The paper offers a single-case analysis of newsmaking discourse, considering the source, the writing process and the news product from the vantage point of argumentation. The case study examines how a journalist of the business-finance desk of a generalist newspaper copes with the argumentative and persuasive nature of the corporate press releases on financial results on which he depends for his reporting. The paper contributes to the understanding of journalistic practices in the economy-finance desk showing that even within the constrained (...)
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    Arguing with oneself.Marta Zampa & Daniel Perrin - 2016 - Journal of Argumentation in Context 5 (1):9-28.
    Argumentation is generally conceived of as a dialogic activity between two or more participants. Nonetheless, it operates also at an intrapersonal level, in a soliloquy where protagonist and antagonist of the critical discussion are embodied in the same person. We argue this case by analyzing journalists’ argumentation about linguistic choices in newswriting processes. Empirically, we draw on data generated with progression analysis, in particular with cue-based retrospective verbal protocols. The data was produced by the journalists under investigation when they, while (...)
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