oa African Yearbook of Rhetoric - La argumentación epidíctica en el discurso político del conflicto armado Colombiano contemporáneo

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



This chapter analyzes a corpus of speeches by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the armed insurgent group, FARC-EP, issued and disseminated between 2010 and 2011 on their respective website, in essence praises and blames regarding this internal armed conflict. The study uses theoretical tools of argumentative rhetoric contemporary in a social-cognitive perspective and the analysis of political discourse. It describes amplification as an argumentative resource of epideixis, its discursive forms of enunciation as well as levels of rationality in ethical argument, all predominant rhetorical devices in contemporary Colombian armed conflict.

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