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Published: 01 May 2014

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199325665

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I'm Sorry for What I've Done

The Language of Courtroom Apologies

M. Catherine Gruber

Oxford Studies in Language and Law

  • Offers new insights into the way context shapes defendants' apologies
  • A unique corpus of 52 defendant allocutions (5714 words) produced during sentencing hearings
  • Allocutions include some paralinguistic elements, such as wavering voice and crying-while-talking, which official transcripts exclude
  • Takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the data