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Argumentation practices in context. Argupolis II

English title Argumentation practices in context. Argupolis II
Applicant Rigotti Eddo
Number 137148
Funding scheme ProDoc
Research institution Istituto Linguistico-Semiotico (ILS) Faccoltà di Scienze della Communicazione Università della Svizzera Italiana
Institution of higher education Università della Svizzera italiana - USI
Main discipline Communication sciences
Start/End 01.01.2012 - 30.04.2015
Approved amount 330'770.00
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All Disciplines (3)

Discipline
Communication sciences
Psychology
Education and learning sciences, subject-specific education

Keywords (8)

argumentation; practical reasoning; knowledge-oriented argumentation; context; interaction field; communicative activity type; reasonableness; inference

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary

The Argupolis doctoral program rests on four research institutes responsible for the scientific direction: the Institute of Linguistics and Semiotics at the University of Lugano (Eddo Rigotti, Andrea Rocci), the Institute of Psychology and Education at the University of Neuchâtel (Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont), the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lausanne (Michèle Grossen, Nathalie Muller Mirza) and the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric of the University of Amsterdam (Frans van Eemeren). This academic core is enriched with a number of other partners providing the expertise on argumentation in specific contexts. This organization ensures a sound collaboration between, on the one side, the more theoretically-oriented argumentation studies and, on the other side, the specific applications to institutional contexts.

Argupolis II will create an interdisciplinary network of excellence with regard to argumentation in context, strongly connected with the international community and including as full participant a leading center in the field. At the Swiss level, this doctoral program constitutes the only well-structured possibility for postgraduate education in this field and coordinates in a systematic way the scientific efforts currently being made. Inside this network, a number of research projects and theses will be focused on argumentation in several specific contexts. Thanks to the international network, PhD students will be offered also the opportunity of presentations to seminars and international conferences, as well as stays in foreign research centers. In this way, Argupolis will enlarge the Swiss mid-level faculty and educate a generation of researchers that will intensify research and innovate academic curricula in the area of argumentation theory and argumentation practices.

Argupolis II moves from recent developments in argumentation studies and on insights that have emerged from Argupolis I. Thus, the study of argumentation has gradually proceeded towards the investigation of “real” argumentation, stemming from real-life argumentative practices. This new task calls for the development of more refined and context-oriented analytic tools. The proposed educational program provides students with the means to tackle contextualized argumentation by carrying out a comprehensive analysis. For this purpose, it presents them with the instruments to capture in the empirical argumentative material the relevant aspects of contextualized argumentation. Like the current Argupolis program, the proposed program extends the knowledge the students have of the social contexts they are studying and deepens their understanding of the role argumentation plays in these contexts. In addition, it offers more precise and context-adapted methodologies for analyzing and evaluating argumentation in its dialectical and rhetorical aspects and for gaining a better understanding of how argumentation can be instrumental in achieving (and possibly modifying) the institutional and personal goals of communication in the contexts concerned.

This proposal introduces a second phase of the doctoral program “Argumentation Practices in Context” (Argupolis). Argupolis II aims at providing PhD students with conceptual and methodological tools for developing rigorous and inno-vative investigations of the specific manners in which argumentation is used in human interaction within different contextual spheres. Significantly, it contributes, on the one hand, to the acknowledgment by argumentation theorists of the relevance of context; on the other hand, it helps researchers studying specific contexts to discover the importance of argumentation - not only in fields where its relevance is traditionally taken for granted, like law and political discourse, but also in fields like economical and financial communication, healthcare communication, and media discourse. In addition, Argupolis builds on the idea that argumentation is a constitutive dimension for knowledge construction for both the growing child’s and the adolescent's development of socio-cognitive competences, which makes it an important object of concern in education.

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Publications

Publication
Listen to your customers. How hotels manage online travel reviews: the case of hotels in Lugano.
Dea Ascaniis Silvia, Borrè A., Marchiori E., Cantoni L. (2015), Listen to your customers. How hotels manage online travel reviews: the case of hotels in Lugano., in Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2015 .
A pragma-semiotic analysis of advertisements as multimodal texts: a case study.
Mazzali-Lurati S., Pollaroli C. (2014), A pragma-semiotic analysis of advertisements as multimodal texts: a case study., in A. Maiorani , C. Christie (ed.), Routledge, London, 66.
An interactional perspective on the constitution of parties in editorial meetings
Delaloye L. (2014), An interactional perspective on the constitution of parties in editorial meetings, in Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation,, Amsterdam.
Direct-to-consumer advertisements for prescription drugs as an argumentative activity type.
Wierda R..M., Visser J.C. (2014), Direct-to-consumer advertisements for prescription drugs as an argumentative activity type., in A.F. Snoeck Henkemans , S. Rubinelli (ed.), Benjamins, Amsterdam, 81.
“Che paura avete voi?” Collocations of it. paura in Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron.
Zampa Marta (2013), “Che paura avete voi?” Collocations of it. paura in Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron., in Yearbook of Phraseology, 4(1), 45-64.
A vantaggi estremi estrema creatività. Una caratteristica della pubblicità italiana.
Pollaroli Chiara, Mazzali-Lurati Sabrina (2013), A vantaggi estremi estrema creatività. Una caratteristica della pubblicità italiana., in Cultura e Comunicazione , IV(4), 59-65.
Bako, Bernath, Birone Kaszas, Gyorgyjakab and Horvath (Eds.), 2012: Argumentor, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Argumentation and Rhetoric.
Visser Jacky (2013), Bako, Bernath, Birone Kaszas, Gyorgyjakab and Horvath (Eds.), 2012: Argumentor, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Argumentation and Rhetoric., in Argumentation, 27(3), 345-346.
Is this the Italy we like? Multimodal argumentation in a Fiat Panda TV commercial.
Rocci Andrea, Mazzali-Lurati Sabrina, Pollaroli Chiara (2013), Is this the Italy we like? Multimodal argumentation in a Fiat Panda TV commercial., in M.M. del Saz Rubio , B. Pennock-Speck (ed.), Publicacions de la Universitat de València (PUV), Valencia, 157-187.
Les jeunes enfants en interaction autour d’une activité cognitive: quand le genre s’en mêle.
Breux Stèphanie, Miserez-Caperos C., Perret-Clermont A.-N. (2013), Les jeunes enfants en interaction autour d’une activité cognitive: quand le genre s’en mêle., in Cahiers de Psychologie et Education , 49, 13-22.
Réussite scolaire de jeunes femmes kosovares: quels processus psycho-sociaux.
Mehmeti Teuta (2013), Réussite scolaire de jeunes femmes kosovares: quels processus psycho-sociaux., in Dossiers de psychologie et éducation , 70, 5.
Stakeholders in promotional genres. A rhetorical perspective on marketing communication.
Mazzali-Lurati Sabrina, Pollaroli Chiara (2013), Stakeholders in promotional genres. A rhetorical perspective on marketing communication., in G. Kišiček , I.Ž. Žagar (ed.), Digital Library of Slovenia & Windsor Studies in Argumentation, Ljubljana, 365-389.
A Comprehensive review of different classifications of Arguments by Analogy.
Juthe Andrè, A Comprehensive review of different classifications of Arguments by Analogy., in Argumentation.
A formal account of complex argumentation in a critical discussion.
Visser Jacky, A formal account of complex argumentation in a critical discussion., in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentati, Windsor, ON.
A pragma-semiotic analysis of advertisements as multimodal texts: a case study.
Mazzali-Lurati Sabrina, Pollaroli Chiara, A pragma-semiotic analysis of advertisements as multimodal texts: a case study., in C. Christie , A. Maiorani (ed.), Routledge, London, 00.
A Systematic Review of Classifications of Arguments by Analogy
Juthe A., A Systematic Review of Classifications of Arguments by Analogy, in H. Jales Ribeiro , F.H. Van Eemeren (ed.), Springer, Dordrecht.
Analogical argument schemes and Complex Argumentation
Juthe Andre, Analogical argument schemes and Complex Argumentation, in Informal Logic.
Argomentazione nel turismo
De Ascaniis Silvia, Argomentazione nel turismo, in L. Cantoni, A. Inversini (ed.), Dante Alighieri, Roma, 303.
Arguing with oneself in writing for the news
Zampa Marta, Arguing with oneself in writing for the news, in Proceedings of the 8th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation.
Arguing with oneself: the writing process as an argumentative soliloquy
Zampa Marta, Perrin Daniel, Arguing with oneself: the writing process as an argumentative soliloquy, in Special Issue of Journal of Argumentation in Context.
Argumentation in participant-driven photo interviews. A case in ICT for Development in Mozambique
De Ascaniis Silvia, Vannini Sara, Cantoni Lorenzo, Argumentation in participant-driven photo interviews. A case in ICT for Development in Mozambique, in Semiotica.
Blending metaphors and arguments in advertising
Mazzali-Lurati S., Pollaroli C., Blending metaphors and arguments in advertising, in F. Ervas , E. Gola (ed.), John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 498.
Blending metaphors and arguments in advertising.
Mazzali-Lurati Sabrina, Pollaroli Chiara, Blending metaphors and arguments in advertising., in F. Ervas , E. Gola (ed.), John Benjamins, Amsterdam, 498-525.
Book Review of “Peter A. Cramer: Controversy as News Discourse”
Rocci Andrea, Book Review of “Peter A. Cramer: Controversy as News Discourse”, in Argumentation.
Capturing editorial gatekeeping through the analysis of argumentation in editorial conference discussions
Luciani Margherita, Rocci Andrea, Zampa Marta, Capturing editorial gatekeeping through the analysis of argumentation in editorial conference discussions, in Proceedings of the VALS ASLA conference “Norme linguistiche in contest”.
Delineating the Reasonable and Rational for Humans
Baumtrog Michael, Delineating the Reasonable and Rational for Humans, in The Eighth Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) Amsterdam: .
Economic-financial journalists as argumentative intermediaries
Rocci A., Luciani M., Economic-financial journalists as argumentative intermediaries, in Journal of Arumentation in Context.
Etre élève et exprimer une pensée propre: un paradoxe?
Breux S., Perret-Clermont A.N., Etre élève et exprimer une pensée propre: un paradoxe?, in V. Conti, P. Montchaud , G. Corminboeuf, L. A. Johnsen , M. Avanzi, F. Gachet (ed.), P.I.E. Peter Lang, Bruxelles, 327.
Integrating Practical Reasoning and Practical Argumentation
Baumtrog Michael, Saagua J., Integrating Practical Reasoning and Practical Argumentation, in E. Rigotti, A. Rocci, F.H. van Eemeren, D. Walton, J. Sàágua (ed.), Springer, Amsterdam.
It Worked for Me!” Authority Arguments in Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertisements.
Wierda Renske, It Worked for Me!” Authority Arguments in Direct-to-Consumer Drug Advertisements., in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentati, Windsor, ON.
Journalists’ arguing news-making decisions on the basis of anticipated audience uptake
Luciani M., Rocci A., Journalists’ arguing news-making decisions on the basis of anticipated audience uptake, in Special Issue Critical Inquiry in Language Studies on "Investigating journalism practices: from medi.
L'incontro di Italo Calvino e Aleksandr Solzenicyn ne "La giornata d'uno scrutatore"
Saltamacchia F., L'incontro di Italo Calvino e Aleksandr Solzenicyn ne "La giornata d'uno scrutatore", in Lettere italiane.
Manifest semantic contents in communication
Rocci A., Luciani M., Manifest semantic contents in communication, in A. Rocci, L. De Saussurre (ed.), Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin.
On the production of a multimodal news item: an argumentative approach
Zampa Marta, Bletsas Marina, On the production of a multimodal news item: an argumentative approach, in Special issue of Semiotica.
Reprendre la parole de l’autre dans une situation d’entretien piagétien.
Breux Stèphanie, Arcidiacono Francesco, Perret-Clermont A.-N., Reprendre la parole de l’autre dans une situation d’entretien piagétien., in TRANEL (Travaux Neuchâtelois de Linguistique.
T(r)opical patterns in advertising.
Pollaroli Chiara, T(r)opical patterns in advertising., in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentati, Windsor, ON.
The argumentative and rhetorical relevance of multimodal metonymy.
Rocci Andrea, Mazzali-Lurati Sabrina, Pollaroli Chiara, The argumentative and rhetorical relevance of multimodal metonymy., in Argumentation and multimodality, (Special is).
The argumentative relevance of pictorial and multimodal metaphor in advertising.
Pollaroli Chiara, The argumentative relevance of pictorial and multimodal metaphor in advertising., in Special Issue of Journal of Argumentation in Context.
The Dialogue Model of Argument and Solo Practical Argumentation
Baumtrog Michael, The Dialogue Model of Argument and Solo Practical Argumentation, in “Days of Ivo Škarić” - Second International conference on Rhetoric. Postira, Island of Brač, Croatia.
The editorial meeting discussion as an argumentative activity type
Zampa Marta, The editorial meeting discussion as an argumentative activity type, in Proceedings of the 10th International Conference of the Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentati, Windsor, ON.
The evaluative and unifying function of emotions emerging in argumentation: interactional and infer-ential analysis in highly specialized medical consultations concerning the disclosure of a bad news
Luciani M., The evaluative and unifying function of emotions emerging in argumentation: interactional and infer-ential analysis in highly specialized medical consultations concerning the disclosure of a bad news, in Proceedings of the ISSA Conference, Amsterdam.
The Making of an Editorial: from Normative Expectations to Stylistic Credos of the Journalists
Delaloye L., Burger M., The Making of an Editorial: from Normative Expectations to Stylistic Credos of the Journalists, in Proceedings of the VALS ASLA conference “Norme linguistiche in contest”.
Verbi d'apparenza tra semantica e sintassi: il caso di sembrare in italiano antico
Musi Elena, Verbi d'apparenza tra semantica e sintassi: il caso di sembrare in italiano antico, in AION Linguistica.
Verbi d'apparenza tra semantica e sintassi: il caso di sembrare in italiano antico.
Musi Elena, Verbi d'apparenza tra semantica e sintassi: il caso di sembrare in italiano antico., in AION Linguistica. .
What's in it for us? Six dyadic networking strategies in academia
Labrie N., Amati R., Camerini A. L., Zampa M., Zanini C., What's in it for us? Six dyadic networking strategies in academia, in Studies in Communication Sciences.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
University of Windsor, Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric Canada (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, School of Communication and Information United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
Northwestern University, Department of Communication Studies United States of America (North America)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
University of Dundee, School of Computing Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
New University of Lisbon, Institute of Philosophy of Language Portugal (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Publication
- Research Infrastructure

Scientific events



Self-organised

Title Date Place
Thematic Days on Knowledge-oriented argumentation 22.01.2014 Neuchatel, Switzerland

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
156690 Analysing children's implicit argumentation: Reconstruction of procedural and material premises 01.02.2015 Project funding (Div. I-III)
123089 Argumentation practices in context (Argupolis) 01.10.2008 ProDoc

Abstract

This proposal introduces a second phase of the doctoral program “Argumentation Practices in Context” (Argupolis). Argupolis aims at providing PhD students with conceptual and methodological tools for developing rigorous and innovative investigations of the specific manners in which argumentation is used in human interaction within different contextual spheres. Significantly, it assists on the one hand, to opening argumentation theorists to the acknowledgment of the relevance of context; on the other hand, it helps researchers studying specific contexts to discover the importance of argumentation - not only in fields where its relevance is traditionally taken for granted, like law and political discourse, but also in fields like economical and financial communication, health-care communication, and media discourse. In addition, Argupolis builds on the idea that argumentation is a constitutive dimension for knowledge construction for both the growing child’s and the adolescent's development of socio-cognitive competences, which makes it an important object of concern in education.Argupolis II builds on recent developments in argumentation studies and on insights that have emerged from Argupolis I. Thus, the study of argumentation has gradually moved towards the investigation of “real” argumentation, stemming from real-life argumentative practices. This new task calls for the development of more refined and context-oriented analytic tools. The proposed educational program provides students with the means to tackle contextualized argumentation by carrying out a comprehensive analysis. For this purpose, it presents them with the instruments to capture in the empirical argumentative material the relevant aspects of contextualized argumentation. Like the current Argupolis program, the proposed program extends the knowledge the students have of the social contexts they are studying and deepens their understanding of the role argumentation plays in these contexts. In addition, it offers more precise and context-adapted methodologies for analyzing and evaluating argumentation in its dialectical and rhetorical aspects and for gaining a better understanding of how argumentation can be instrumental in achieving (and possibly modifying) the institutional and personal goals of communication in the contexts concerned.Argupolis will create an interdisciplinary network of excellence with regard to argumentation in context, strongly connected with the international research community and including as full participant one of the leading European centers in the field. At the Swiss level, this doctoral program constitutes the only well-structured possibility for postgraduate education in this field and coordinates in a systematic way the scientific efforts currently being made. Inside this network, a number of research projects and theses will be developed regarding argumentation in several specific contexts. Thanks to the international network, PhD students will be offered also the opportunity of presentations to seminars and international conferences, as well as stays in foreign research centers. In this way, Argupolis will enlarge the Swiss mid-level faculty and educate a generation of researchers that will intensify research and innovate academic curricula in the area of argumentation theory and applied argumentation.The Argupolis doctoral program rests on four research institutes responsible for the scientific direction: the Institute of Linguistics and Semiotics at the University of Lugano (Eddo Rigotti, Andrea Rocci), the Institute of Psychology and Education at the University of Neuchâtel (Anne-Nelly Perret-Clermont), the Institute of Psychology of the University of Lausanne (Michèle Grossen) and the Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric of the University of Amsterdam (Frans H. van Eemeren). This academic core is enriched with a number of other partners providing the expertise on argumentation in specific contexts. This organization ensures a sound collaboration between, on the one side, the more theoretically-oriented argumentation studies and, on the other side, the specific applications to institutional contexts.
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