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Emotive language in argumentation

Author: Fabrizio Macagno
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book analyzes the uses of emotive language and redefinitions from pragmatic, dialectical, epistemic, and rhetorical perspectives, investigating the relationship between emotions, persuasion, and meaning, and focusing on the implicit dimension of the use of a word and its dialectical effects. It offers a method for evaluating the persuasive and manipulative uses of emotive language in ordinary and political  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fabrizio Macagno
ISBN: 9781107035980 1107035988 9781107676657 1107676657
OCLC Number: 830674552
Description: xi, 292 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. When words are emotive --
2. The emotions in our words --
3. When words are reasoning: definitions as strategies of classification --
4. The acts of defining --
5. What our words hide: presupposition and dark-side commitments --
6. Dialogues and commitments --
7. Metadialogues and redefinitions.
Responsibility: Fabrizio Macagno, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Douglas Walton, University of Windsor.
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