Saying sorry in advance for not turning up: a study of EFL teachers' text messages: what are the pragmatic features of apologies utilizing communications technologies in workplace settings?

Mark Wyatt

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Abstract

A few years ago, I spent one year as Director of Studies (DoS) of a language school on the south coast of England, a first job back in the UK after living abroad for 18 years. The job was fine, but one particular responsibility was occasionally stressful: arranging cover for absent teachers at short notice. Sometimes I was free to teach the class myself and happily did so, but there were times when I had other things to do. Sometimes, several teachers would phone in sick at the same time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-54
JournalEnglish Today
Volume30
Issue number1
Early online date5 Feb 2014
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

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