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Implicit dialogical premises, explanation as argument: a corpus-based reconstruction

O'Halloran, Kieran (2009). Implicit dialogical premises, explanation as argument: a corpus-based reconstruction. Informal Logic, 29(1) pp. 15–53.

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This paper focuses on an explanation in a newspaper article: why new European Union citizens will come to the UK from Eastern Europe (e.g., because of available jobs). Using a corpus-based method of analysis, I show how regular target readers have been positioned to generate premises in dialogue with the explanation propositions, and thus into an understanding of the explanation as an argument, one which contains a biased conclusion not apparent in the text. Employing this method, and in particular ‘corpus comparative statistical keywords’, I show how two issues can be freshly looked at: implicit premise recovery; the argument/explanation distinction.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 The Author
ISSN: 0824-2577
Keywords: argument; corpus-based analysis; corpus comparative statistical keyword; cultural keyword; explanation; implicit dialogical premise recovery; plausible fuzzy reasoning
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Centre for Language and Communication
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 26114
Depositing User: Kieran O'Halloran
Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2011 11:37
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 22:08
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