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Conceptions of Speech Acts in the Theory and Practice of Argumentation: A Case Study of a Debate About Advocating
Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric
  • Jean Goodwin, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
3-1-2014
DOI
10.2478/slgr-2014-0003
Abstract

Far from being of interest only to argumentation theorists, conceptions of speech acts play an important role in practitioners’ self-reflection on their own activities. After a brief review of work by Houtlosser, Jackson and Kauffeld on the ways that speech acts provide normative frameworks for argumentative interactions, this essay examines an ongoing debate among scientists in natural resource fields as to the appropriateness of the speech act of advocating in policy settings. Scientists’ reflections on advocacy align well with current scholarship, and the scholarship in turn can provide a deeper understanding of how to manage the communication challenges scientists face.

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This article is from Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 36 (2014): 79, doi:10.2478/slgr-2014-0003. Posted with permission.

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Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric
Language
en
Date Available
2015-05-05
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Citation Information
Jean Goodwin. "Conceptions of Speech Acts in the Theory and Practice of Argumentation: A Case Study of a Debate About Advocating" Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric Vol. 36 Iss. 1 (2014) p. 79 - 98
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/jeangoodwin/9/