The Pseudo Argument in the Student’s Verbal Convincing Speech

Ognyana Georgieva-Teneva

E-mail: ognyana_georgieva@abv.bg

New Bulgarian University

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to aid the effectiveness of convincing academic communication. The paper presents data from presentations delivered by first-year university students while defending their personal position on a discussion topic. Different types of invalid arguments are analyzed in the light of the contemporary theory of argumentation to show how they deprive their thesis of sufficient justification.

Keywords: pseudo argument, verbal speech, rhetoric, university.

Rhetoric and Communications Journal, issue 38, January 2019

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