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Tonight marked a very special occasion for the entire argumentation theory community: the inaugural lecture opening the Argumentation Studies Ph.D. program at the University of Windsor.

To be clear the program’s first class of students began classes at the start of this term, so tonight’s event was more ceremonial than operational, but it was a great event. It was an honor to be there. The lecture was given by guest of honor Frans van Eemeren, and covered the history, recent trends in and future prospects of the pragma-dialectic school of argumentation theory. It was a lovely talk and Professor van Eemeren closed it with words of encouragement for the first class of Argumentation Studies Ph.D. students:

“The future is yours.”

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Computational Linguistics

Grade 7 (£30,434 – £37,394)

Fixed Term 36 months

Applications are invited for a research assistant to work on an EPSRC-funded project in computational linguistics and argumentation. The Argument Mining project aims to develop a range of techniques in computational linguistics to exploit theories of argument structure and classical rhetoric in order to automatically identify human reasoning in unconstrained natural language texts. The project involves two commercial partners: one a local tech company, the other, IBM and the Watson team in particular.

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The Institute of Argumentation, Linguistics and Semiotics
at the Università della Svizzera italiana invites applications for a position of PhD /teaching assistant in argumentation.

The candidate will be involved in a research stream on argumentation as an alternative to conflict within
institutions. In particular, his /her PhD dissertation will consider informal practices of mediation in public organizations in Switzerland; and analyse them from a discourse analytical and argumentative perspective (including, but not limited to, framing and reframing strategies, issue management, argument schemes, etc.).

The deadline for application is 15 November, 2015.

For more information please consult the formal announcement.

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