oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - La reproducción discursiva de rumores económicos

Volume 4, Issue 2-3
  • ISSN : 2220-2188
  • E-ISSN: 2305-7785



The aim of this study is to characterize a range of rhetorical effects emerging from the dissemination of rumours at the stock exchange market. To address this discursive phenomenon we define a rumour as a type of reproductive enunciation which main attribute is to semanticize uncertainty from a wide range of argumentative perspectives arising in the act of reproduction. In the next level, this chapter describes the specific type of subjectivity involved in the reproduction of speculative rumours, as registered in rava.com.ar financial online forum. This analytical direction follows our intention to demonstrate that the interpretation of rumour argumentative orientations as well as their degree of justifiability, result from recognizing the performance by speech-reproducer or Alfa Subject.

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