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ERIC Number: EJ1160048
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1479-4802
The Poetics of Argumentation: The Relevance of Conversational Repetition for Two Theories of Emergent Mathematical Reasoning
Staats, Susan
Research in Mathematics Education, v19 n3 p276-292 2017
Poetic structures emerge in spoken language when speakers repeat grammatical phrases that were spoken before. They create the potential to amend or comment on previous speech, and to convey meaning through the structure of discourse. This paper considers the ways in which poetic structure analysis contributes to two perspectives on emergent mathematical reasoning: Toulmin's model of argumentation and Martin, Towers, & Pirie's theory of collaborative coactions in multi-speaker discourse. Poetic structures appear in varied argument types and at varied educational levels. They appear to facilitate speakers' expression of warrants, backings, qualifications, and coactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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