Designing dialogue: Argumentation as conflict management in social interaction
The escalation of disagreement into overt conflict in social interaction can be avoided, if disagreement is managed through argumentative dialogue. This paper explores the characteristics of argumentative dialogue and presents the role of third parties who design spaces for others' dialogue. After discussing the prototypical example of dispute mediators, this contribution considers other informal third parties who have a similar role. This opens up a new perspective on informal third parties who work as designers of dialogue and build spaces to manage disagreement in social interaction.
Tranel - Travaux neuchâtelois de linguistique
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argumentation, dialogue, conflict resolution, dialogue design, mediation