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Macagno, F. (2017). Defaults and inferences in interpretation. Journal of Pragmatics 117: 280-290. 10.1016/j.pragma.2017.06.005.

Macagno, F., & Bigi, S. (2017). Analyzing the pragmatic structure of dialogues. Discourse Studies 19(2): 148–168.

Macagno, F. & Capone, A. (2016). Interpretative Disputes, Explicatures, and Argumentative Reasoning. Argumentation (2016) 30:399–422

Macagno, F. & Zavatta, B. (2014). Reconstructing metaphorical meaning. Argumentation 28(4): 453-488.

Macagno, F. & Walton, D. (2013).Implicatures as Forms of Argument. In A. Capone et al. (eds.), Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy (pp. 203-224). Berlin/New York: Springer.

Macagno, F. (2012). Presumptive Reasoning in Interpretation. Implicatures and Conflicts of Presumptions. Argumentation 26 (2): 233-265.

Macagno, F. (2011). The presumptions of meaning. Hamblin and equivocation. Informal Logic 31 (4): 367-393.



Macagno, F., (2018). A dialectical approach to presupposition. Intercultural pragmatics 15(2): 291-313.

Macagno, F., & Bigi, S. (2017). Understanding misunderstandings. Presuppositions and presumptions in doctor-patient chronic care consultations. Intercultural pragmatics 14(1): 49-75.

Macagno, F. (2015).Presupposition as Argumentative Reasoning. In: A. Capone and J. L. Mey (eds.), Interdisciplinary Studies in Pragmatics, Culture and Society (pp. 465-487). Cham: Springer.

Macagno F (2012). Reconstructing and assessing the conditions of meaningfulness. An argumentative approach to presupposition. In H. Ribeiro (ed.), Inside Arguments: Logic and the Study of Argumentation (pp. 247-268). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Macagno, F., & Capone, A. (2016). Uncommon ground. Intercultural Pragmatics, 13(2): 151–180

Macagno, F. & Capone, A. (2016). Presuppositions as Cancellable Inferences. In Keith Allan, Alessandro Capone & Istvan Kecskes (eds.), Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use (pp. 45-68). Cham: Spinger.

Presupposition and argumentative strategies

Macagno, F. (2014).Presupposing redefinitions. In T. Herman & S. Oswald (eds.), Rhetoric and cognition (pp.249-278). Bern: Peter Lang.

Macagno, F. & Damele. G. (2013). The Dialogical Force of Implicit Premises: Presumptions in Enthymemes. Informal Logic 33 (3): 365-393.



Macagno, F. (2018). Assessing relevance. Lingua, online first

Walton, D. & Macagno, F. (2016). Profiles of Dialogue for Relevance. Informal Logic, 36 (4): 523-556

Macagno F. (2008). Dialectical Relevance and Dialogical Context in Walton’s Pragmatic Theory Informal Logic 28 (2): 102-128.

Walton D., Macagno F., (2007). Types of Dialogue, Dialectical Relevance, and Textual Congruity. Anthropology & Philosophy 8 (1-2): 101-121.


Emotive language

Macagno, F. (2014). Manipulating emotions. Value-based reasoning and emotive language. Argumentation and Advocacy 51: 103-122.

Macagno, F. & Walton, D. (2010). The Argumentative Uses of Emotive Language. Revista Iberoamericana de Argumentación 1: 1-37.

Macagno, F. (2012). Gli usi argomentativi del linguaggio emotivo Sistemi intelligenti 24 (3): 433-454.


Misquotation and Straw man

Macagno, F. & Walton, D. (2011).Quotations and Presumptions - Dialogical Effects of Misquotations. Informal Logic 31 (1): 27-55.

Macagno F., Walton D. (2010). Wrenching from Context: The Manipulation of Commitments. Argumentation 24, 3: 283-317.