Scott Jacobs, born in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, in 1953. Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.
Fellow (1 September 1989 - 30 June 1990)
My projects this year have all focused on the organization of argumentative discourse through pragmatic principles and structures of conversation. This project involved analysis of ordinary argumentative discourse against a critical standard developed as a set of discussion rules. this research has resulted in a book-lenth manuscript, entitled, Reconstructing Conversational Argument.