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What, in Practice, is an Argument?
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  • Jean Goodwin, Iowa State University
University of Windsor
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6-6-2007 9:00 AM
End Date
9-6-2007 5:00 PM
Theorists' conceptions of argument inevitably color their interpretations of argumentative discourse. In this paper, I will try to reach past our theories and capture a conception of argument held by practitioners. Using methodologies from corpus linguistics, I will identify what participants in the U.S. congressional debate over entry into the first Gulf War took to be "an argument."
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Jean Goodwin. "What, in Practice, is an Argument?" (2007)
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