Evaluating the Language of Argument

This book is concerned with the evaluation of natural argumentative discourse, and, in particular, with the language in which arguments are expressed. It introduces a systematic procedure for the analysis and assessment of arguments, which is designed to

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Martin Hinton

Evaluating the Language of Argument

Argumentation Library Volume 37

Series Editor Frans H. van Eemeren, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Editorial Board Fernando Leal Carretero, University of Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico Maurice A Finocchiaro, Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV, USA Bart Garssen, Faculty of Humanities, TAR, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands Sally Jackson, Communication, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL, USA Wu Peng, School of Foreign Languages, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, China Sara Rubinelli, University of Luzern, Nottwil, Luzern, Switzerland Takeshi Suzuki, School of Information and Communication, Meiji University, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan Cristián Santibañez Yañez, Faculdad de Psicologia, University of Concepción, Concepción, Chile David Zarefsky, School of Communication, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA Sara Greco, IALS, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland

Since 1986 Springer, formerly Kluwer Academic Publishers, publishes the international interdisciplinary journal Argumentation. This journal is a medium for distributing contributions to the study of argumentation from all schools of thought. From a journal that published guest-edited issues devoted to specific themes, Argumentation has developed into a regular journal providing a platform for discussing all theoretical aspects of argumentative discourse. Since 1999 the journal has an accompanying book series consisting of volumes containing substantial contributions to the study of argumentation. The Argumentation Library aims to be a high quality book series consisting of monographs and edited volumes. It publishes texts offering important theoretical insights in certain major characteristics of argumentative discourse in order to inform the international community of argumentation theorists of recent developments in the field. The insights concerned may pertain to the process of argumentation but also to aspects of argumentative texts resulting from this process. This means that books will be published not only on various types of argumentative procedures, but also on the features of enthymematic argumentation, argumentation structures, argumentation schemes and fallacies. Contributions to the series can be made by scholars from a broad variety of disciplines, ranging from law to history, from linguistics to theology, and from science to sociology. In particular, contributions are invited from argumentation theorists with a background in informal or formal logic, modern or classical rhetoric, and discourse analysis or speech communication. A prerequisite in all cases is that the contribution involved is original and provides the forum of argumentation theorists with an exemplary specimen of advanced scholarship. The Argumentation Library should enrich the study of argumentation with insights that enhance its quality and constitute a fruitful starting point fo