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Book review: “I’m sorry for what I have done”: the language of courtroom apologies by M. Catherine Gruber

Morley, Sarah (2014) Book review: “I’m sorry for what I have done”: the language of courtroom apologies by M. Catherine Gruber. LSE Review of Books (29 Aug 2014). Website.

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Abstract

This book examines 52 apologetic allocutions produced during federal sentencing hearings, and analyses how words and phrases can influence judges and juries to be more lenient with sentencing. M. Catherine Gruber uses transcripts which include paralinguistic features such as hesitations and crying in order to analyse these interesting speech acts. Sarah Morley strongly recommends this fascinating book to readers in sociolinguistics and law.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY-NC-ND 2.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2017 13:12
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 00:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74113

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