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Title: The Structure of Arguments
Written By: Tamar Keren-Portnoy
Izchak M. Schlesinger
Tamar Parush
Series Title: Human Cognitive Processing 7
Description:

An important tool for scientific study in any field is a formal language in which the phenomena can be described and hypotheses formulated. In this book a formal notation is developed for the description of the cognitive structure of arguments. The analyses based on this notation are more fine-grained than the analyses in previous attempts, and they are applicable not only to arguments but to all types of moves in a discourse. Further, the notational system provides a basis for the description of relations between arguments and the structure of the discourse as a whole. In the final chapter, some empirical studies of retention of arguments in memory and of prC)cis writing are reported, based on hypotheses formulated in terms of the notational system.

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1588110702
ISBN-13: 9781588110701
Pages: 264
Prices: U.S. $ 149
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027223599
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Pages: 264
Prices: EUR 88.00