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Enthymemes in Dialogue: A micro-rhetorical approach


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Title: Enthymemes in Dialogue: A micro-rhetorical approach
Authors: Breitholtz, Ellen
E-mail: ellen@ling.gu.se
Issue Date: 3-Sep-2014
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science ; Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori
Date of Defence: 2014-09-27
Disputation: Lördagen den 27 september 2014, kl. 13.00, Hörsal T302, Gamla hovrätten, Olof Wijksgatan 6, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Topos
Enthymeme,
TTR
Dialogue modelling
Non-monotonic reasoning
Accommodation
Micro-rhetoric
Gameboard semantics
Abstract: In dialogue we frequently present arguments which are based on commonly accepted non-logical inferences. In rhetorical theory, this type of argument is called an enthymeme, and a pattern of reasoning that it is based on is called a topos. The main purpose of this thesis is to investigate the role that enthymemes play in natural language dialogue. The analyses focus on authentic dialogue material, and informal theories from linguistics and language philosophy are combined with formal theories in ... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/36005
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