Introduction: Dans le bourbier des arguties

Krabbe, E. C. W. & van Laar, J. A., 2019, Pinailler: Entre souci de précision et bavardage. Doutreix, M-N., Jeandot, C., Petters, L. & Soryano, L. (eds.). Lyon: Sens Public, p. 1-28 29 p. (Les Cahiers; no. 23-24).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic

Criticism may degenerate into quibbling or nitpicking. How can discussants keep quibblers under control? In the paper we investigate cases in which a battle about words replaces a ldiscussion of the matters that are actually at issue as well as cases in which a battle about minor objections replaces a discussion of the major issues. We survey some lines of discussion dealing with these situations in profiles of dialogue.
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationPinailler
Subtitle of host publicationEntre souci de précision et bavardage
EditorsMarie-Noëlle Doutreix, Chrystel Jeandot, Lorreine Petters, Line Soryano
Place of PublicationLyon
PublisherSens Public
Number of pages29
ISBN (Print)978-2-9566020-1-9
Publication statusPublished - 2019
EventJournées d’études : Pinailler, entre souci de précision et bavardage, - Centre de recherche approches pragmatiques en philosophie du language et de la communication (APPLA&CO), Laboratoire Communication, Information, Médias, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France
Duration: 25-Nov-201626-Nov-2016

Publication series

NameLes Cahiers
PublisherSEns Public
ISSN (Print)1767-9397


WorkshopJournées d’études
Abbreviated titlePinailler


Journées d’études : Pinailler, entre souci de précision et bavardage,


Paris, France

Event: Workshop


  • criticism, difference of opinion, Freedom Rule, hairsplitting, nitpicking, objection, profile of dialogue, quibble, talking at cross-purposes

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