Precedential Ad Hominem in Polemical Exchange: Examples from the Israeli Political Debate

  title={Precedential Ad Hominem in Polemical Exchange: Examples from the Israeli Political Debate},
  author={Eithan Orkibi},
AbstractThis article explores the modalities by which referring to past discursive performance of adversaries within a continuous polemical exchange is used in ad hominem attacks. Our starting point holds that in the context of lengthy debates, participants and third-party listeners share a rhetorical memory, which, dynamic and subjective as it may be, allows for the evaluation of participants’ characters based on their perceived discursive performances. By analysing opinion articles related to… Expand
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