Reading group discourse: a corpus-based analysis of argumentation and collaboration.
In: Argument Cultures: Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation. Eds Hans V. Hansen et al. CD-ROM, 03-06 Jun 2009, University of Windsor, ON, Canada.
This presentation will make a contribution to understanding the nature of debate in reading groups (i.e., people who meet to discuss books, usually novels). I will report on the findings of The Discourse of Reading Groups - a UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) one-year, funded project (2007-2008) that aims both to gather evidence about contemporary reading practices, and to contribute to a sensitive understanding of social literary argumentation as a contemporary micro-culture.
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