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Journal Title: Journal of Argumentation in Context
Volume/Issue:   1/2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: 2012. iii, 123 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

The Rhetoric of Imperial Righteousness in a Post-9/11 World
Ann E. Burnette and Wayne L. Kraemer 143–167

In Search of an Alternative History of Debate in Early Modern Japan: The Case of Youth Club Debates in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
Tomohiro Kanke and Junya Morooka 168–193

Differences in Actual Persuasiveness between Experiential and Professional Expert Evidence
Christian Burgers, Anneke de Graaf and Sabine Callaars 194–208

Argumentation in the Context of Mediation Activity
Alena L. Vasilyeva 209–233

The Role of the Judge in Legal Proceedings: A Pragma-Dialectical Analysis
Eveline T. Feteris 234–252

Book Reviews

Frans H. van Eemeren: Strategic Maneuvering in Argumentative Discourse. Extending the Pragma-Dialectical Theory of Argumentation
Reviewed by Karen Tracy 253–258

Sara Greco Morasso: Argumentation in Dispute Mediation: A Reasonable Way to Handle Conflict.
Reviewed by Darrin Hicks 259–265
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Subject Language(s): English
Japanese
 
LL Issue: 23.4755