Argumentation and Advocacy

This publication provides research and articles on argumentation studies, including contemporary or historical argumentation theory, informal logic, pragma-dialectics, interpersonal arguing, culture and argument, public and political/legal argument and forensics and pedagogy.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 2, Fall

Extending the Conversation: Continuity and Change with Debate and Forensics Organization Entering the 21st Century
Across the span of the 20th century, there have been many efforts to build successfully communities of students and teachers interested in the practice of forensics. This issue of Argumentation & Advocacy features spokespersons for a representative...
Good People Speaking Well: Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha
In August 1963, the organizations, Delta Sigma Rho and Tau Kappa Alpha merged into one organization, appropriately calling itself Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha (DSR-TKA). Now, twenty-three years later, this national forensics honorary continues to...
"Look, and I Will Show You Something You Will Want to See": Pictorial Engagement in Negative Political Campaign Commercials
When Eisenhower's Presidential campaign introduced television spots to the political discourse, critics pointed to the unthinkable: treating a political candidate as a product. But the advertising agency responsible for creating these commercials found...
Parliamentary Debate as Public Debate
My personal statement of the goals of the National Parliamentary Debate Association (NPDA), along with all of the other personal statements in this issue, should be read as that: my personal statement. The association has not formalized a statement of...
Phi Rho Pi
Phi Rho Pi, the only forensic honorary devoted to two-year junior and community colleges, was established in 1927 by Sylvia Mariner. For Sylvia, a community college forensics coach, and her husband "Cap" C.E. Mariner, a retired army captain, this organization...
Pi Kappa Delta
Pi Kappa Delta is a national honorary forensic organization for intercollegiate debaters, competitive individual speakers, non-classroom audience speakers, instructors teaching courses in oral communication, and anyone who values the "art of persuasion,...
Rhetorical and Demonstrative Modes of Visual Argument: Looking at Images of Human Evolution
INTRODUCTION Visual argumentation is pervasive in modern life (Fox, 1994). This is true not only in the public forum, in which visual display is used to persuade people to buy an advertiser's products or subscribe to a propagandist's point of view,...
"Speak a New World!" the Cross Examination Debate Association
Established in 1971, the Cross Examination Debate Association is the largest intercollegiate debate organization in America. Since its inception, CEDA has stressed a balance between analysis, evidence, and delivery in debate. After more than a quarter...
The American Debate Association
The American Debate Association, founded in 1985, is an organization that is committed to a balance between educational and competitive goals in an atmosphere of expanded opportunities for participation. Within the community of policy debating, the ADA...
The American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA)
WHAT IS APDA? The American Parliamentary Debate Association (APDA) is a national non-profit association of debate societies and departments at over fifty American colleges and universities. Membership is open to any community college, junior college,...
The National Debate Tournament
The goals of the NDT have remained fairly constant during the past fifty years. The Charter of the National Debate Tournament indicates that the NDT is committed to "the growth of programs of excellence in forensics education in institutions of higher...
The National Educational Debate Association
PURPOSE/GOALS The National Educational Debate Association (NEDA) was formed to promote a particular style of debate. Perhaps the most efficient way to convey a sense of the nature of the Association is to indicate the basis of its initial formation....