“Oops, I didn’t mean to be so flippant”: A corpus pragmatic analysis of apologies in blog data

Lutzky, Ursula and Kehoe, Andrew (2017) “Oops, I didn’t mean to be so flippant”: A corpus pragmatic analysis of apologies in blog data. Journal of Pragmatics, 116. pp. 27-36. ISSN 0378-2166

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Abstract

This chapter studies the form oops and its function as an Illocutionary Force Indicating Device (IFID) signalling apologies in a corpus of blog posts and reader comments. The focus is on the adaptability of speech acts to online media and the implications for the formal choice of linguistic expressions beyond the prototypical examples of routinised apology IFIDs. Thus, this study takes a closer look at the pragmatic functions of oops in the Birmingham Blog Corpus, a diachronically-structured collection covering the period 2000-2010, to gain new insights into its use and distribution.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: apology, speech act, blogs, CMC, collocation, corpus linguistics
Subjects: Q100 Linguistics
Q300 English studies
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > School of English
UoA Collections > UoA29: English Language and Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Andrew Kehoe
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 11:00
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2017 11:00
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4794

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