Fabrizio Macagno (Ph.D. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, 2008) works as a researcher and invited auxiliary professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. His current research, between the fields of Linguistics and Philosophy of language, is focused on the persuasive use of emotive language and on the dialectical dimension of discourse implicitness, which he analyzes within the contexts of legal and political discourse. He is author of several papers on definition, informal fallacies, argumentation schemes, and dialogue theory published on major international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Pragmatics, Intercultural Pragmatics, Argumentation, Philosophy and Rhetoric, Informal Logic, and Pragmatics and Cognition. His most important publications include the books Argumentation Schemes (CUP 2008), Emotive language in argumentation (CUP 2014), and Interpreting straw man argumentation (Springer 2017).
Fabrizio will lead the analysis of dialogue and argument (WP5), thanks to his expertise on discourse analysis and interpretation.