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Graduate student fellowships to promote analysis of political rhetoric

The Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric (CRRAR) will offer fellowships to two UWindsor graduate students to assist professors Douglas Walton and Hans V. Hansen with a research project analyzing the argumentation in the recent Alberta provincial election.

The work involves reading, extracting and classifying arguments found in newspaper reports made during the election period, and filing the information on a Web site as well as discussion of the findings.

Successful applicants must be available for training sessions during the first week of September 2012. To apply for a CRRAR Student Fellowship for the Fall 2012 semester, students should send a copy of their CV, an account of how their background makes them suitable for this research project, and an explanation of how their research interests are connected with those of the Centre to its director, Christopher Tindale, at ctindale@uwindsor.ca.