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[This short chapter introduces the notions of modalitymodality and argumentationArgumentation, argument, arguer and lays down the central research questions of the book, which revolve around modality in relation to the essential structure of argumentsArgumentation, argument, arguer. The...
[The chapter outlines the profile of argumentationArgumentation, argument, arguer theory as a scientific enterprise and discusses how the study of meaning in its semanticsemantic and pragmaticPragmatic aspects can contribute to the descriptive and normativenormative study of...
[The chapter reads as an original contribution to the exegesis of Toulmin’s The Uses of ArgumentArgumentation, argument, arguer. It examines this modern classic of argumentationArgumentation, argument, arguer theory from the scarcely explored perspective of modalitymodality unveiling some latent...
[The chapter draws on studies of the semanticssemantics of modalitysemantics of modality in the formal semantics tradition. Moving from the need of restricting the domain of quantification in a possible worlds semantics of modalitysemantics of modalitysemantics of modality, it presents a...
[The chapter reconstructs the most relevantRelevance, relevant “flavors” of modalitymodality (alethicAlethic (modality), deonticDeontic (modality), deontic-practicalDeontic-Practical (modality), anankastic, and epistemic) in terms of a relationalrelational, discoursediscoursesensitive,...
[The chapter examines how specific modalmodalconstructionsconstructions of the Italian language in a concrete contextcontext of argumentative discussion can function as indicators for the reconstruction and evaluation of argumentsArgumentation, argument, arguer put forth in ordinary...
[The six previous chapters make for a ponderous book. Hopefully, they also make for an informative one.]
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