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Scott Jacobs

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Contact Information

4090 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 S Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Argumentation, conflict management, conversational interaction


Ph.D., University of Illinois

Additional Campus Affiliations

Professor Emeritus, Communication

Recent Publications

Jacobs, S., Jackson, S., & Zhang, X. (2022). What Was the President’s Standpoint and When Did He Take It? A Normative Pragmatic Study of Standpoint Emergence in a Presidential Press Conference. Languages, 7(2), Article 153.

Jacobs, S. (2016). Employing and exploiting the presumptions of communication in argumentation: An application of normative pragmatics. Informal Logic, 36(2), 159-191.

van Eemeren, F. H., Jackson, S., & Jacobs, S. (2015). Argumentation. In Argumentation Library (pp. 3-25). (Argumentation Library; Vol. 27). Springer.

Van Eemeren, F. H., Jackson, S., & Jacobs, S. (2015). Argumentation. In Reasonableness and Effectiveness in Argumentative Discourse: Fifty Contributions to the Development of Pragma-Dialectics (pp. 3-25). Springer.

Jacobs, S., & Jackson, S. (2014). Derailments of argumentation: It takes two to tango. In Considering Pragma-Dialectics: A Festschrift for Frans H. Van Eemeren on the Occasion of his 60th Birthday (pp. 121-133). Taylor and Francis.

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