Sara Greco Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesSara Greco is Assistant Professor of Argumentation at the Università della Svizzera italiana (Lugano, Switzerland). Her research interests cover different aspects of the analysis of argumentative interactions, both written and oral.

Sara GrecoIn particular, she has been working on the role of argumentation in conflict resolution, specifically in relation to dispute mediation (Greco Morasso 2008, 2011). In her view, argumentative dialogue can be seen as a means to solve disagreement and, thus, as an alternative to conflict.

More recently, Sara Greco has been working on inner conflict and how people make their decisions on the basis of dialogue with themselves. She has been working in particular with the case of how international migrants make their crucial migration decisions (Greco Morasso 2013, Greco 2015). At the moment, she is involved in a research project on children’s argumentation (Perret-Clermont et al. 2015).

In her work, Sara Greco has developed specific concepts of argumentation theory, in particular argument schemes (Rigotti & Greco Morasso 2010); she has equally been analysing specific cases of communicative interaction in different contexts, using methods from Discourse Analysis, argumentation and linguistic semantics-pragmatics.

Sara Greco is on and Her institutional website can be found here:

A selection of her recent publications includes:

Greco Morasso, S., Perret-Clermont, A.-N., and Miserez, C. (2015). L’argumentation à visée cognitive chez les enfants. In N. Muller Mirza and C. Buty (Eds.), L’argumentation dans les contextes de l’éducation. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 39-82.

Greco Morasso, S. (2015). Argumentation from analogy in migrants’ decisions. Proceedings of the ISSA Conference, Amsterdam, July 2014. Ed. B. Garssen et al.

Xenitidou, M., and Greco Morasso, S. (2014). Parental discourse and identity management in the talk of indigenous and migrant speakers. Discourse & Society 25 (1): 100-121.

Greco Morasso, S. (2013). Multivoiced decisions. A study of migrants’ inner dialogue and its connection to social argumentation. Pragmatics & Cognition 21 (1): 55-80.

Greco Morasso, S., and Zittoun, T. (2014). The trajectory of food as a symbolic resource for international migrants. Outlines. Critical Practice Studies 15 (1): 28-48.

Greco Morasso, S. (2011). Argumentation in dispute mediation: A reasonable way to handle conflict. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 291 pp.

Rigotti, E., and Greco Morasso, S. (2010). Comparing the Argumentum Model of Topics to other contemporary approaches to argument schemes: the procedural and material components. Argumentation 24 (4): 489-512.

Greco Morasso, S. (2008). The ontology of conflict. Pragmatics and Cognition 16 (3): 540-567.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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