ch1 comms.txt

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ch1 comms.txt
2011-09-05 20:20:50
sac state comms argument chapter

chapter 1 vocab key words
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  1. Argument
    � arguing in a sense of making an argument; putting forth a claim, evidence, and reasoning. Arguing in a sense of having an argument; an interaction with another person in which each person presents, responds to, and defends ideas
  2. Argumentation
    � 1) a form of communication in which at least one person explicitly or implicitly puts forth a claim and provides support for that claim with evidence and reasoning. 2) the process of making and engaging in arguments; 3) the study of the process of making and engaging in arguments
  3. Ethos
    � a rhetorical appeal that used the personal characteristics of the communicator to influence others
  4. Explanation �
    a form of communication in which statements are presented to clarify ideas and improve understanding rather that to support a claim
  5. Formal logic
    � the study of the logical form arguments should take, including how premises should lead to conclusions, assuming the premises are correct
  6. Informal logic
    � the study of reasoning from evidence to conclusions, focusing on elements of reasoning other than the form of the arguments
  7. Logos �
    a rhetorical appeal that uses reasoning to influence others
  8. Opinion �
    message that presents an individual�s personal belief on a subject
  9. Pathos �
    a rhetorical appeal that uses emotion to influence others
  10. Quarrel �
    a form of interaction about a conflict, often involving anger, hurt argumentation to achieve victory
  11. Reasoning �
    1)the thought process that leads to a conclusion; 2) the presentation of support for a claim in an argument
  12. Rhetoric �
    1)the study of means of persuasion; 2) the act of using communication to influence others