Publication details [#65821]

Cohen-Achdut, Miri. 2019. Self-quotations and politeness: The construction of discourse events and its pragmatic implications. Text & Talk 39 (3) : 341–362.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
De Gruyter


This paper debates self-quotations as a politeness strategy. It asserts that self-quotations realize linguistic politeness strategies and that the execution of these strategies must be grasped via the discourse event standing in the rear of the self-quotation. Data are 35 self-quotations from a corpus of 13 Hebrew articles written by eastern European women in the 19th century.