By Frans H. van Eemeren, Peter Houtlosser, A.F. Snoeck Henkemans

This quantity identifies and analyses English phrases and expressions which are the most important for an enough reconstruction of argumentative discourse. It offers a scientific set of tools for giving a good based research that ends up in an analytic evaluate of the weather which are proper for the evaluate of the argumentation. via ranging from daily examples, the learn instantly connects with the perform of argumentative discourse.

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28 VAN EEMEREN ET AL. Because T1 does not need to respond, T2 has no cause to state explicitly that he maintains his alternative standpoint. Now we have described the dialectical core profiles of the genesis of the different pragma-dialectical disputes we continue this chapter by examining which words and expressions may serve as indicators of the various moves that are made in the profiles. 2 starts with the indicators of the move that in all profiles initiates the dispute: putting forward a standpoint.

G. by ‘quite’, as occurs in (30): (28) I find that a housewife has .. er .. so much spare time at her disposal .. and so much time to plan for herself that I can’t call it a profession. (Eindhoven colloquial language corpus) (29) In The Netherlands, 170 thousand people earn more than a hundred thousand a year, and many more have a substantial income. Of course, I know that we need part of our money to pay for (expensive) holidays, but are we aware of the fact that these victims will probably never again be able to go on holiday?

Er .. you are a larger supporter of the levelling of incomes than when you make a lot of money, that is, of course, to be expected .. on the other hand .. er .. I do believe the differences in pay to be way too big, I .. er .. I mean achievements are .. er .. very hard to measure. (Eindhoven colloquial language corpus) (47) [. ] well yes, no, but of course, I think so too, definitely, sure! By the way, did you know that he has not phoned her once – I mean afterwards? (Overheard conversation) In concessions, ‘of course’ is often combined with ‘I know that’.

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