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2nd CALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue on Pragmatics and Dialectics of Argument

Special Issue of the Journal Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric K. Budzynska, F. van Eemeren & M. Koszowy (Eds.)

This special issue on Pragmatics and Dialectics of Argument is the third of a series of special 
issues dedicated to argumentation in the journal Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric (SLGR). 
The previous two issues were dedicated to  major research strands in the philosophy of argument 
(vol. 29, 2009; in its introduction to Informal Logic, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
 says of SLGR that it has published important special issue on the field), and the computational 
approaches to argumentation (vol. 36, 2011). The volume will be built around two chapters 
concerning the most general and important topics in pragmatics and dialectics of argument: 
Speech Acts and Argument (Ch. I), and Argumentation in a Dialogue (Ch. II). 


Confirmed contributors

- Jan Albert van Laar (Groningen)
- Jim Mackenzie (Sydney)
- John R. Searle (Berkeley, California)
- Peter Simons (Dublin) 
- Francisca Snoeck Henkemans (Amsterdam)


Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric

The SLGR journal is published under the auspices of the Polish Society for Logic and Philosophy 
of Science, and along with Logic and Logical Philosophy; Bulletin of the Section of Logic; 
and  Studia Logica,  is one of Poland's top philosophy journals with an international profile 
and  indexed at the lists such as ERIH, Scopus, and IndexCopernicus.



Deadline for papers submission: 30 June 2013
Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2013
Estimated publication: December 2013


Submission instructions

This special issue welcomes original, high-quality contributions that have been neither published 
in nor submitted to any journals or refereed conferences. This issue will also establish a new 
platform the aim of which is to encourage and support discussion amongst researchers in the 
argumentation community. We therefore also solicit Discussion papers: shorter contributions 
commenting on papers published in previous issues of the SLGR argumentation series.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- pragmatic and dialectical accounts of argumentation, dialogue and persuasion;
- the unification of pragmatics and dialectics in the study of argument;
- rules of rational communication;    
- formal representation of dialectical phenomena;
- the role of speech acts in the process of argumentation.

The length of regular papers should be between 5000 and 7000 words, and discussion papers   - 
between 2500 and 3500 words long. The papers will be double-blind reviewed and therefore authors 
are asked to remove any self-identifying citations. Authors should submit papers by e-mail in 
Microsoft Word or any LaTeX document style, e.g. a4paper (documentclass [a4paper]\{article\}). 
Papers should be submitted to:

Page format of papers should be A4; text font - Times New Roman, size 12. Line spacing of the 
text should be single. Additionally, figures should be submitted in separate graphics files 
(bitmap graphics resolution should be 1200 dpi for black and white line drawings and 300 dpi 
for color and half-tone artwork; all colors will be converted to half-tones). The figures 
should be submitted as .tiff, .bmp or .jpg files. Vector graphics should be saved as 
.emf or .cdr files.


For more information, see also: