Argumentation: Analysis, Evaluation, Presentation / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$19.89
(Save 59%)
Est. Return Date: 12/19/2014
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$45.50
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $41.04
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 14%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $41.04   
  • New (8) from $41.04   
  • Used (5) from $45.49   

Overview

This book concentrates on argumentation as it emerges in ordinary discourse, whether the discourse is institutionalized or strictly informal. Crucial concepts from the theory of argumentation are systematically discussed and explained with the help of examples from real-life discourse and texts. The basic principles are explained that are instrumental in the analysis and evaluation of argumentative discourse. Methodical instruments are offered for identifying differences of opinion, analyzing and evaluating argumentation and presenting arguments in oral and written discourse. In addition, the book provides a great variety of exercises and assignments to improve the students'skill in presenting argumentation.

The authors begin their treatment of argumentation theory at the same juncture where argumentation also starts in practice: The difference of opinion that occasions the evolvement of the argumentation. Each chapter begins with a short summary of the essentials and ends with a number of exercises that students can use to master the material. Argumentation is the first introductory textbook of this kind. It is intended as a general introduction for students who are interested in a proper conduct of argumentative discourse. Suggestions for further reading are made for each topic and several extra assignments are added to the exercises.

Special features:

• A concise and complete treatment of both the theoretical backgrounds and the practice of argumentation analysis and evaluation.

• Crucial concepts from pragmatics (speech act theory, Grice's cooperative principle) presented in a non-technical way; introducing the theory of verbal communication.

• Unique coverage of both oral and written presentation of arguments.

• Exercises and assignments based on real-life texts from a variety of contexts.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805839524
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 537,139
  • Lexile: 1270L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part I: Analysis. Differences of Opinion. Argumentation and Discussion. Standpoints and Argumentation. Unexpressed Standpoints and Unexpressed Premises. The Structure of Argumentation. Part II: Evaluation. The Soundness of Argumentation. Fallacies (1). Fallacies (2). Part III: Presentation. Written Argumentation. Oral Argumentation.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(3)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 – 3 of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Tinykit

    (Sorry wifi) mews

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2014

    Cloverlily

    Actually,you dont have to be Tinykit. I feel like you dont want to. Ill find someone else. Please tell the honest and sincere truth.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2014

    Joe

    Kyla, are you not writing anymore?

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 – 3 of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)