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Igor Z. ZagarFollow

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15-5-1999 9:00 AM

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17-5-1999 5:00 PM

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For quite some time now the French linguist Oswald Ducrot has been trying to develop a new theory of argumentation in the language-system (TAL), a theory that explores the argumentative potential of language as a system. In this paper I will try to sh ow how--from the standpoint of TAL--the role of co(n)text in linguistic analysis is often overestimated. The basic features of the co(n)text are already given by the utterance itself: co(n)text does not (re)interpret a given utterance, but the utterance in many respects, creates the co(n)text.

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What about the context?

For quite some time now the French linguist Oswald Ducrot has been trying to develop a new theory of argumentation in the language-system (TAL), a theory that explores the argumentative potential of language as a system. In this paper I will try to sh ow how--from the standpoint of TAL--the role of co(n)text in linguistic analysis is often overestimated. The basic features of the co(n)text are already given by the utterance itself: co(n)text does not (re)interpret a given utterance, but the utterance in many respects, creates the co(n)text.