Recent Submissions

  • Marriage, Liberty and Constitution: a Corpusassisted Study of Value-Laden Words in Legal Argumentation 

    Goźdź-Roszkowski, Stanisław (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)
    This paper investigates the interplay between judicial argumentation and evaluative or emotive language identified in two US Supreme Court landmark cases on the right of same-sex couples to marry. The analysis of both ...
  • Language and Argument: a Review of the Field 

    Hinton, Martin (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)
    This paper has a dual purpose: it both seeks to introduce the other works in this issue by illustrating how they are related to the field of argumentation as a whole, and to make clear the tremendous range of research ...
  • Four Basic Argument Forms 

    Wagemans, Jean H. M. (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)
    This paper provides a theoretical rationale for distinguishing four basic argument forms. On the basis of a survey of classical and contemporary definitions of argument, a set of assumptions is formulated regarding the ...
  • Confrontational Argumentative Strategies in the Discourse of Foreign Policy Experts 

    Allani, Samira (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)
    The aim of this study is to explore the discursive practices of foreign policy experts. While policy decisions involving war and peace keep people alarmed all over the globe, most of these decisions are shaped by policy ...
  • Advocacy and Enactment: Exercitives and Acts of Arguing 

    Corredor, Cristina (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)
    Goodwin and Innocenti (2016) have contended that giving reasons may be a form of enactment, where a claim is supported by the very activity of making the claim. In my view, the kind of interaction that these authors are ...
  • A Comparative Study of Political Communication in Televised Pre-Election Debates in Poland and the United States of America 

    Hinton, Martin; Budzyńska-Daca, Agnieszka (Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 2019-03-30)
    This paper combines quantitative and qualitative methodologies to study the persuasive strategies employed by candidates taking part in televised pre-election debates in Poland and the United States between 1995 and 2016. ...