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A Case Study: Apologies

Geoffrey Leech

in The Pragmatics of Politeness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195341386
eISBN:
9780190225933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341386.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter focuses on a particular type of speech event manifesting politeness: the apology. First, the nature of speech-event categories such as apology is investigated. There are rarely ... More


It’s Language, Jim, but Not as We Know It: William Jefferson Clinton

John Wilson

in Talking with the President: The Pragmatics of Presidential Language

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199858804
eISBN:
9780190236618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858804.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explores selected linguistic aspects of the presidency of William J Clinton, giving particular attention the Monica Lewinsky case. The chapter looks in detail at Clinton’s language in ... More


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