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I'm sorry you are such an arsehole: (non-)canonical apologies and their implications for (im)politeness (2018)
Journal Article
Murphy, J. (2019). I'm sorry you are such an arsehole: (non-)canonical apologies and their implications for (im)politeness. Journal of Pragmatics, 142, 223-232. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2018.05.014

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. I report on a study into how native British English speakers (N = 78) respond to various instances of I'm sorry played to them in an experimental setting. The test items vary in terms of what the speaker is ‘sorry’ for, but are c... Read More about I'm sorry you are such an arsehole: (non-)canonical apologies and their implications for (im)politeness.

Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses (2018)
Book Chapter
Murphy, J. (2018). Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses. In M. M. Hansen, & R. Márquez Reiter (Eds.), The Pragmatics of Sensitive Activities in Institutional Discourse, 91-113. John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/bct.96.04mur

This paper discusses apologies made by politicians at a recent UK public inquiry, the Leveson Inquiry into the Culture, Practices and Ethics of the Press. I use the freely available data from the Inquiry to explore how politicians apologise in this i... Read More about Apologies made at the Leveson Inquiry: Triggers and responses.