Argumentative Indicators in Discourse

A Pragma-Dialectical Study

  • Frans H. van Eemeren
  • Peter Houtlosser
  • A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans

Part of the Argumentation Library book series (ARGA, volume 12)

About this book


Argumentative Indicators: A Pragma-Dialectical Study identifies and analyses English words and expressions that are crucial for an adequate reconstruction of argumentative discourse. It provides the analyst of argumentative discussions and texts with a systematic set of instruments for giving a well-founded analysis which results in an analytic overview of the elements that are relevant for the evaluation of the argumentation. In the book a systematic connection is made between linguistic insights into the characteristics of argumentative discourse and insights from argumentation theory into the resolution of differences of opinion by means of argumentation.


Argumentation Theory English dialectical profiles discourse formal logic informal logic issue linguistic indicators logic pragma-dialectics

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  • Frans H. van Eemeren
    • 1
  • Peter Houtlosser
    • 2
  • A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans
    • 3
  1. 1.Universiteit van AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Universiteit van AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Universiteit van AmsterdamThe Netherlands

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