A Pragma-Dialectical Study on Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang's Remarks on Japan's New Defense White Paper

Zhang Tong, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, Tian Jianguo, Wang Fangyuan
2018 International Journal of Culture and History (EJournal)  
perspective of Pragma-dialectics and hopes to be helpful for researches on political texts. In strategic maneuvering, for potential topic, the spokesperson Geng Shuang chooses legality and peace as the topics that are commonly accepted and so is helpful for three argumentations, which indicates choosing the topics which accord with most people's values can be useful in argumentation. For audience demand, the argumentation made by the spokesperson meets the demands of three groups of audience,
more » ... oups of audience, which indicates the arguer should meet the demands of different groups of audience. And for presentation device, the spokesperson uses contrast to make his argumentation more convincing. In the analysis of Ten Commandments, the selected Foreign Ministry spokesperson's remarks obey three commandments which are Relevance rule, Argument scheme rule and Validity rule. Index Terms-Foreign ministry spokesperson's remark, pragma-dialectics, political texts.
doi:10.18178/ijch.2018.4.3.123 fatcat:cjmipgqrzrglpa3qpchznmmcgi