Title: Do we still need an army like in the First World War? An argumentative analysis of a television debate on abolishing compulsory military service in Switzerland
Authors : Jacquin, Jérôme
Zampa, Marta
Published in : Discourse & Communication
Volume(Issue) : 10
Issue : 5
Pages : 479
Pages to: 499
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Sage Publications
Issue Date: 2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Argumentation in the media; Argumentum Model of Topics; Civic debate on television; Dialogical model or argumentation; Discourse analysis; Endoxa; Military service; Polylogue; Swiss democracy
Subject (DDC) : 418: Standard language usage
808: Rhetoric and writing
Abstract: In Swiss semi-direct democracy, citizens are often summoned to the polls. To vote reasonably, they need to be properly informed. The media therefore have the responsibility to provide them with arguments for and against each issue of voting. Here, we focus on argumentation in a television ‘civic debate’ about abolishing compulsory military service. To provide a unified and integrated overview of the debate dynamics, we combine the Dialogical Model of Argumentation and the Argumentum Model of Topics, which share a similar emphasis on the discursive dimension of argumentation. This analysis underlines the importance of linguistic and communicative resources and procedures, without neglecting the macro socio-political environment of the debate.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1177/1750481316659176
ISSN: 1750-4813
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/1694
Appears in Collections:Publikationen Angewandte Linguistik

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