oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - El punto ciego de una polémica. La ley de educación sexual

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



In this chapter, we analyze the controversy that arose, in Argentina, at the time of the passage of a bill on a comprehensive sexual education (October 2006), involving school teaching materials. In order to do so, we analyse two articles that deal with this matter, published in two of the most important newspapers in Argentina, and . In a dialogic perspective we analyze the relationship writers establish with the other voices that are represented in the texts. We are interested in whether the writers present themselves as standing with, or against or as apparently neutral with respect to other speakers and their value position. Our aim is to determine the argumentative force of each text. We focus on grammatical resources and rhetorical strategies employed by writers to engage their own voice against a heteroglossic backdrop and to deploy alternative viewpoints.

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