What Do We Know About the World? Rhetorical and Argumentative Perspectives

Authors

Gabrijela Kišiček
Igor Ž. Žagar

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What do we know about the world? Rhetorical and Argumentative Perspectives is a book trying to answer the title question by contributing to rhetorical and argumentative studies. It consists of papers presented at the “First International Conference on Rhetoric in Croatia: the Days of Ivo Škarić” in May, 2012, and subsequently revised for publication. Through a variety of different routs, the papers explore the role of rhetoric and argumentation in various types of public discourse and present interdisciplinary work connecting linguists, phoneticians, philosophers, law experts and communication scientists in the common ground of rhetoric and argumentation.. The Conference was organized with the intent of paying respect to the Croatian rhetorician and professor emeritus Ivo Škarić who was the first to introduce rhetoric at the Department of Phonetics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb.

Author Biographies

Gabrijela Kišiček

Gabrijela KIŠIČEK, PhD works as a senior research assistant at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She teaches Argumentation and History of Rhetoric for graduate students of Rhetoric at the Department of Phonetics and Communication skills for the students of Landscape design at the Faculty of Agriculture. Her research interests are focused on rhetorical analysis of political discourse and Critical Discourse Analysis. She published several papers which discuss argumentation in political speeches and rhetorical strategies in public discourse. She presented her research at several international conferences. Periodically she teaches public speaking and communication skills to interested politicians, teachers, priests, journalists and television presenters.

Igor Ž. Žagar

Igor Ž. ŽAGAR studied philosophy, sociology, and linguistics in Ljubljana, Paris, and Antwerp. He received his doctoral degree in Sociology of Culture from the University of Ljubljana. He is Professor of Rhetoric and Argumentation (University of Primorska), and a Senior Research Fellow (Head of the Centre for Discourse Studies) at the Educational Research Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has lectured in Belgium, United States, Italy, China, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Spain, Russia, Romania, Poland, and France. Žagar’s interests lie in pragmatics (speech act theory, (critical) discourse analysis), philosophy of language, argumentation, and rhetoric. He is (co)author and (co)editor of twelve books, and more than a hundred articles.

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978-0-920233-70-2
Date of first publication (11)
2013
doi
10.22329/wsia.01.2013

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978-0-920233-70-2
Date of first publication (11)
2013
doi
10.22329/wsia.01.2013

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9789612701734
Date of first publication (11)
2013
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10.22329/wsia.01.2013

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