The Analysis of Implicit Premises within Children’s Argumentative Inferences
Abstract This paper presents preliminary findings of the project [name omitted for anonymity]. This interdisciplinary project builds on Argumentation theory and developmental sociocultural psychology for the study of children’s argumentation. We reconstruct children’s inferences in adult-child and child-child dialogical interaction in conversation in different settings. We focus in particular on implicit premises using the Argumentum Model of Topics (AMT) for the reconstruction of the inferential configuration of arguments. Our findings reveal that sources of misunderstandings are more often than not due to misalignments of implicit premises between adults and children; these misalignments concern material premises rather than the inferential-procedural level.
Keywords adult-children discussion, children’s argumentation, implicit premises, inference, inferential-procedural premises, material-contextual premises, misunderstanding, developmental socio-cultural psychology
Citation Greco, S., Perret-Clermont, A. N., Iannaccone, A., Rocci, A., Convertini, J., & Schaer, R. (2018). The Analysis of Implicit Premises within Children’s Argumentative Inferences. Informal Logic, 38(1), 438-470.
Type Journal article (English)
Date of appearance 18-12-2018
Journal Informal Logic
Volume 38
Issue 1
Pages 438-470
URL https://doi.org/10.22329/il.v38i4.5029