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From July 1 to July  4, 2014, the 8th Conference of the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) will be held at the University of Amsterdam. The aim of the conference is to draw together scholars from a variety of disciplines that are working in the field of argumentation theory.

The keynote speakers are:

Frans H. van Eemeren (University of Amsterdam & ILIAS)
J. Anthony Blair (University of Windsor)
Jeanne Fahnestock (University of Maryland)

The planning committee of the 8th ISSA Conference invites presentations of original, non-published work on argumentation. Argumentation theorists, (informal) logicians, discourse analysts, communication scholars, rhetoricians, legal scholars, AI scholars, and other scholars involved in the study of argumentation are all encouraged to take part.

Anyone who wishes to present a paper can submit an abstract in English to the planning committee via the following website: www.conftool.pro/issa2014. Abstracts (max. 300 words), prepared for blind refereeing, must be submitted no later than October 1, 2013.

Among the conference themes are:

  • Argument schemes
  • Argumentation structures
  • Fallacies
  • Theoretical issues
  • Argumentative strategies
  • Argumentation and stylistics
  • Ethos and pathos in argumentation
  • Analysis of controversies
  • Argumentation in debate
  • Persuasion research
  • Interpersonal argumentation
  • Visual argumentation
  • Religious argumentation
  • Argumentation and epistemology
  • Argumentation in the media
  • Argumentation in a medical context
  • Argumentation in a legal context
  • Argumentation in a political context

The planning committee consists of Francisca Snoeck Henkemans, Bart Garssen, Gordon Mitchell and David Godden. Further information on the 8th ISSA Conference will be available at: http://www.hum.uva.nl/issa. The address of the planning committee is: University of Amsterdam, Department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric, Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, email: issa-fgw@uva.nl.

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