How to conclude practical argument in a multi-party debate: A speech act analysis

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A practical argument in a multi-party debate (argumentative polylogue). To this end, I offer a detailed scheme of practical argument suitable for an external pragmatic account (rather than internal cognitive). Speech acts concluding practical argument – promises, vows, advice, proposals, and others - differ chiefly depending on the agent of action [me, us, you. them] and the conclusion´s illocutionary strenght.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArgumentation and Reasoned Action: Proceedings of the 1st European Conference on Argumentation, Lisbon 2015. Vol. I
EditorsD. Mohammed , M. Lewiński
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCollege Publications
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-1-84890-211-4
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event1st European Conference on Argumentation: Argumentation and Reasoned Action - FCSH/NOVA, Lisboa, Portugal
Duration: 9 Jun 201512 Jun 2015
Conference number: 1

Publication series

NameStudies in Logic and Argumentation
PublisherCollege Publications


Conference1st European Conference on Argumentation
Abbreviated titleECA
Internet address


  • Argumentative polylogue
  • Illocution
  • Practical argument
  • Practical reasoning
  • Searle
  • Speech acts


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