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Oral Argumentation Skills between Process and Product

German Department, University of Basel, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
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Languages 2022, 7(2), 139; https://doi.org/10.3390/languages7020139
Received: 15 January 2022 / Revised: 15 April 2022 / Accepted: 12 May 2022 / Published: 30 May 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pragmatics and Argumentation)
Oral argumentation skills have become a ‘hot topic’ within pragmatic language acquisition research as well as didactical research. In this study, we first discuss characteristics specific to oral argumentation which, compared to written argumentation, has its own mediality and therefore specific requirements. To reconstruct different levels of oral argumentation skills of school children in grades 2, 4 and 6, we collected a corpus of 180 peer discussions without adult supervision and analyzed them based on conversation analysis. In our case study we compare two conversations in terms of different modalizations and epistemic stances in positionings and justifications and briefly show how the use of modalizations can shape both the character as well as the argumentative structure of a conversation. We argue that process-related and stylistic conversational aspects beyond structural aspects in a narrow sense shape oral argumentation to a high degree and therefore belong to the core aspects of oral argumentation skills. View Full-Text
Keywords: conversation analysis (CA); oral argumentation; conversational competence; pragmatic language acquisition; modalization conversation analysis (CA); oral argumentation; conversational competence; pragmatic language acquisition; modalization
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Luginbühl, M.; Müller-Feldmeth, D. Oral Argumentation Skills between Process and Product. Languages 2022, 7, 139. https://doi.org/10.3390/languages7020139

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Luginbühl M, Müller-Feldmeth D. Oral Argumentation Skills between Process and Product. Languages. 2022; 7(2):139. https://doi.org/10.3390/languages7020139

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Luginbühl, Martin, and Daniel Müller-Feldmeth. 2022. "Oral Argumentation Skills between Process and Product" Languages 7, no. 2: 139. https://doi.org/10.3390/languages7020139

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