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Harris, Sandra, Karen Grainger and Louise Mullany. 2006. The pragmatics of political apologies. Discourse & Society 17 (6) : 715–737.
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SAGE Publications


This paper explores the pragmatics of political apologies as a generic discourse type by identifying their salient features. It then tries to illustrate the different political apology types drawing on data regarding recent political events in the UK, in particular the involvement in the Iraq War.