Date of Award
Master of Arts in English Composition
This thesis explores the role, if any, that implicature plays as a strategy in informal debate. Transcripts of spontaneous debates from television and radio public affairs talk shows were analyzed with a focus on the use of implicature as a strategic rhetorical tool employed to gain advantage in an argument.
Preacher, Jon Nelsen, "Implicature and argumentation" (2003). Theses Digitization Project. 2437.