Empirical evidence for the role of information structure (and connectives) on the acceptability of straw man fallacies

Schumann, Jennifer; Zufferey, Sandrine; Oswald, Steve (25 June 2019). Empirical evidence for the role of information structure (and connectives) on the acceptability of straw man fallacies (Unpublished). In: 3rd European Conference on Argumentation. University of Groningen. 24.06.2019-27.06.219.

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This paper investigates the role of French causal connectives that convey an attributive meaning for the acceptability of straw man fallacies. In three experiments, we assess the roles of: (1) linking the arguments with a connective vs. simply juxtaposing them; (2) using one causal connective over another (namely puisque vs. comme); (3) inserting the connective in sentence-initial or sentence-medial position. Our results indicate that using both attributive connectives decreases the acceptability of straw man fallacies.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of French Language and Literature > Linguistic Studies
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies > Institute of French Language and Literature

Graduate School:

Graduate School of the Humanities (GSH)

UniBE Contributor:

Schumann, Jennifer and Zufferey, Sandrine

Subjects:

800 Literature, rhetoric & criticism > 840 French & related literatures
400 Language > 440 French & related languages

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jennifer Schumann

Date Deposited:

12 Dec 2019 10:40

Last Modified:

12 Dec 2019 10:40

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/136276

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