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Query Subject:   Apologies for 'Talk' Offences
Author:   James Murphy
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics

Query:   Dear all,

I'm hoping you will be able to point me in the direction of any work done, particularly within Conversation Analysis, on interlocutors apologising for things like interrupting, mistiming their turn, or having to correct themselves (/engaging in repair work). I am currently working on interaction at public inquiries and there are a number of examples of politicians producing conventional apology tokens for such 'offences' and I am struggling to find literature which discusses this behaviour in everyday conversation. I'll post a summary of replies to the list.

Many thanks in advance,

James Murphy
LL Issue: 23.4364
Date posted: 18-Oct-2012



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