- Interpreting Straw Man Argumentation
- Springer International Publishing
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Interpreting Straw Man Argumentation
This book shows how research in linguistic pragmatics, philosophy of language,Â and rhetoric can be connected through argumentation to analyze a recognizablyÂ common strategy used in political and everyday conversation, namely the distortionÂ of another’s words in an argumentative exchange. Straw man argumentation refers toÂ the modification of a position by misquoting, misreporting or wrenching the originalÂ speaker’s statements from their context in order to attack them more easily or moreÂ effectively. Through 63 examples taken from different contexts (including politicalÂ and forensic discourses and dialogs) and 20 legal cases, the book analyzes the explicitÂ and implicit types of straw man, shows how to assess the correctness of a quote or aÂ report, and illustrates the arguments that can be used for supporting an interpretationÂ and defending against a distortion. The tools of argumentation theory, a discipline aimed at investigating the uses of arguments by combining insights from pragmatics, logic, and communication,Â are appliedÂ to provide an original account of interpretation and reporting, and to describe and illustrate tactics and procedures that can be used and implemented for practical purposes.. This book will appeal to scholarsÂ in the fields of political communication, communication in general, argumentationÂ theory, rhetoric and pragmatics, as well as to people working in public speech, speechÂ writing, and discourse analysis.
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