ARGUMENTACIÓN EN PREADOLESCENTES: DESCRIPCIÓN DE LA COMPLEJIDAD Y PROFUNDIDAD EN SU ESTRUCTURA DISCURSIVA

Translated title of the contribution: ARGUMENTATION IN PRE-ADOLESCENTS: DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPLEXITY AND DEPTH IN THEIR DISCURSIVE STRUCTURE

Sandra Pérez Pérez, Nina Crespo Allende

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Abstract

Among the various discursive modes, argumentation is considered the most complex and, therefore, its acquisition has a central place in late orality, i.e., which takes place during school age. It is estimated that during this stage, the child not only acquires the elements of argumentation, but also learns to make them more complex to meet their communication objectives. In this framework, the present work is a qualitative study of descriptive scope that examines the argumentative complexity of 18 pre-adolescents of 11 years. The data were obtained from a moral dilemma task that led the children, organized in pairs, to resolve a difference of opinion in the context of a dialogic interaction. Pragma-dialectics was used in the analysis, in particular it focused on the structure of the argumentation to observe the interconnection of arguments within the discourse at different levels of embedding. Our findings reveal that children are capable of constructing and organizing complex argumentative discourse. Specifically, this can be seen in the explicitness and richness of the levels of sub-argumentation that is manifested in its argumentative structure.

Translated title of the contributionARGUMENTATION IN PRE-ADOLESCENTS: DESCRIPTION OF THE COMPLEXITY AND DEPTH IN THEIR DISCURSIVE STRUCTURE
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)51-70
Number of pages20
JournalCogency
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2021
Externally publishedYes

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