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Query Details

Query Subject:   Hungarian apologies
Author:   Fay Wouk
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Pragmatics
Subject Language(s):  Hungarian

Query:   I have a question for native speakers of Hungarian, about the speech act of apologizing. Most studies recognize three apology types, expressions of regret, offers of apology and requests for forgiveness. Suszczynska (1999 - Journal of Pragmatics 31 p. 1053-1065) suggests a fourth, forstalling anger. I'd like to know a bit more about this.

If someone were to offend you by for example
a. saying something at a meeting that you interpret as a personal insult
b. forgetting an important meeting with you
c. running into your car and denting the door slightly
d. bumping into you in a department store
(situations taken from Cohen & Olshtain 1981)

and they said 'Please don't be angry' would you feel that they had apologized to you?

If not, what more would they have to say in order for you to feel that you had been apologized to?

I will post a summary, if I get enough responses.

LL Issue: 15.2366
Date posted: 24-Aug-2004


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