Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

3-2014

Journal or Book Title

Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric

Volume

36

Issue

1

First Page

79

Last Page

98

DOI

10.2478/slgr-2014-0003

Abstract

Far from being of interest only to argumentation theorists, conceptions of speech acts play an important role in practitioners’ self-reflection on their own activities. After a brief review of work by Houtlosser, Jackson and Kauffeld on the ways that speech acts provide normative frameworks for argumentative interactions, this essay examines an ongoing debate among scientists in natural resource fields as to the appropriateness of the speech act of advocating in policy settings. Scientists’ reflections on advocacy align well with current scholarship, and the scholarship in turn can provide a deeper understanding of how to manage the communication challenges scientists face.

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This article is from Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric 36 (2014): 79, doi:10.2478/slgr-2014-0003. Posted with permission.

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This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License, which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

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Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric

Language

en

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application/pdf

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