Publication details [#53603]

Glinert, Lewis H. 2010. Apologizing to China: Elastic apologies and the meta-discourse of American diplomats. Intercultural Pragmatics 7 (1) : 47–74.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This study assessess the pragmatics of (diplomatic) apology negotiations in two Sino-American crises (1999 and 2001), as discussed by various involved US officials in off-the-record interviews. It points to the importance of negotiation and discursive struggle in diplomatic apology