Keeping in touch with Pragma-Dialectics is written to honor Frans van Eemeren and his work in the field of argumentation theory on the occasion of his retirement. The volume contains 17 contributions from teams of authors consisting of a combination of a pragma-dialectician and one or two researchers with a different background in the field of argumentation. In this volume, comparisons between the pragma-dialectical approach and other approaches are made, aspects of strategic maneuvering such as the use of presentational techniques, adaptation to the audience and the selection of topics are dealt with and the influence of specific institutional contexts such as politics, medicine and internet forums on strategic maneuvering are discussed.
1. Introduction (by Feteris, Eveline T.); 2. Maneuvering strategically with dissociation in a political interview (by Andone, Corina); 3. Strategic maneuvering in critical reactions to pragmatic argumentation: The case of Henry Porter contra Tony Blair (by Doury, Marianne); 4. Figurative analogy in political argumentation (by Garssen, Bart); 5. Strategic maneuvering with visual arguments in political cartoons: A pragma-dialectical analysis of the use of topoi that are based on common cultural heritage (by Feteris, Eveline T.); 6. Anecdotes and Arguments (by Govier, Trudy); 7. Pragma-dialectical analysis of rhetorical texts: The case of Barack Obama in Cairo (by Mohammed, Dima); 8. Amplification in strategic maneuvering (by Fahnestock, Jeanne); 9. Breast cancer screening: A case in point (by Schulz, Peter J.); 10. A doctor's ethos enhancing maneuvers in medical consultation (by Goodnight, G. Thomas); 11. "Try the smarter way": On the claimed efficacy of advertised medicines (by Poppel, Lotte van); 12. Argument analysis in large-scale deliberation (by Aakhus, Mark); 13. The pragma-dialectical account of argument schemes (by Hitchcock, David); 14. The analysis of the strategic function of presentational techniques (by Rees, M.A. van); 15. Handling counterarguments: The intersection of pragma-dialectical normative concerns and practical persuasive success (by O'Keefe, Daniel J.); 16. On combining pragma-dialectics with critical discourse analysis (by Ihnen, Constanza); 17. Formal dialectical systems and their uses in the study of argumentation (by Krabbe, Erik C.W.); 18. The pragma-dialectical approach to circularity in argumentation (by Laar, Jan Albert van); 19. Index