What Do We Know About the World? Rhetorical and Argumentative Perspectives
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What Do We Know About the World? Rhetorical and Argumentative Perspectives

By Gabrijela Kišiček
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What do we know about the world? Rhetorical and Argumentative Perspectives is a book trying to answer the title question by contributing to rhetorical and argumentative studies. It consists of papers presented at the “First International Conference on Rhetoric in Croatia: the Days of Ivo Škarić” in May, 2012, and subsequently revised for publication. Through a variety of different routs, the papers explore the role of rhetoric and argumentation in various types of public discourse and present interdisciplinary work connecting linguists, phoneticians, philosophers, law experts and communication scientists in the common ground of rhetoric and argumentation.. The Conference was organized with the intent of paying respect to the Croatian rhetorician and professor emeritus Ivo Škarić who was the first to introduce rhetoric at the Department of Phonetics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Table of Contents
  • PREFACE.. 1
  • PROLOGUE.. 3
  • Gordana Varošanec-Škarić, University of Zagreb
  • Leo Groarke, University of Windsor
  • I. THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES. 5
  • Igor Ž. Žagar, Educational Research Institute & University of Primorska
  • The Elements of Argument: Six Steps To A Thick Theory. 6
  • Paul Danler, University of Innsbruck
  • Ana Dimiškovska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje
  • Argumentation as poliphony: one speaker, several voices. 29
  • Fabrizio Macagno, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Intolerance and the Zero Tolerance Fallacy. 143
  • The linguistic-discursive creation of the speaker’s ethos for the sake of persuasion: a key aspect o
  • Sheldon Wein, Saint Mary’s University
  • Hans V. Hansen, University of Windsor
  • The Sokal affair and beyond: on the strategic use of parody in the “science wars”. 84
  • Agnieszka Kampka, Warsaw University of Life Sciences - SGGW
  • Gabrijela Kišiček, University of Zagreb
  • The acts and strategies of defining. 115
  • Language of Politicians vs. Ethos, Pathos and Logos. 234
  • Joanna Szczepańska-Włoch, Jagiellonian University
  • Alma Vančura, University of Osijek & Diana Tomić, University of Zagreb
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric in Legal Decisions. 294
  • II POLITICAL DISCOURSE.. 162
  • Maurizio Manzin, Research Centre on Legal Methodology (CERMEG), University of Trento
  • Political Discourse and Argumentation Profiles. 163
  • IV. EDUCATION.. 320
  • Manuele De Conti, University of Padua
  • Rhetoric of the Crisis. Polish parliamentarian debates on the future of the EU.. 178
  • Fotini Egglezou, Athens
  • Petra Aczél, Corvinus University of Budapest
  • The Political Discourse on Croatia’s EU Accession: a Rhetorical Analysis of the Presentation of the
  • Ana Grgić & Davor Nikolić, University of Zagreb
  • Sabrina Mazzali-Lurati & Chiara Pollaroli, University of Lugano
  • Rhetoric ― Martial Art or the Art of Winning the Soul by Discourse?
  • Anita Runjić-Stoilova & Josip Galić, University of Split
  • INDEX.. 488
  • [1]
  • The Analysis of Insulting Practices - Sticks and Stones in the Croatian Parliament 262
  • [2]
  • III. LEGAL DISCOURSE.. 293
  • Taking Judges Seriously. 294
  • Debate as an Educational Tool: Is Polarization a Debate side effect?. 321
  • Teaching the writing of argumentative genre through imitatio: A solid basis for the ‘beginner’ write
  • V. MEDIA.. 384
  • Challenges of Rhetoric in the Era of ‘Bytes and Likes’ 385
  • The Cowboys, the Poets, the Professor... – Antonomasia in Croatian Sports Discourse. 408
  • Stakeholders in promotional genres. A rhetorical perspective on marketing communication. 429
  • The Representation and Reception of Paraphrase in Newspaper Headlines. 458
  • ABOUT THE AUTHORS. 483
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