Aleksenko S. Social variation of English apologies’ intonation contour
Keywords:intonation variation, sociocultural contexts, apologies, pragmatic polyvalency.
The article dwells on the social variation of English apologies intonation contour which is brought about by
different contexts of their use. The functional peculiarities of English apologies are subject to analysis. Also, the
phonetic means of distinguishing a word “sorry” are highlighted.