By Ignacio Bosque

ISBN-10: 081421326X

ISBN-13: 9780814213261

Advances within the research of Spanish Exclamatives is the 1st publication solely dedicated to Spanish exclamatives, a unique sentence style frequently neglected through modern linguists and ignored in general grammatical descriptions. The seven essays during this quantity, every one by way of a number one professional at the subject, scrutinize the syntax—as good because the semantic and pragmatic aspects—of exclamations on theoretical grounds.
The ebook starts by way of summarizing, commenting on, and comparing past descriptive and theoretical contributions on Spanish exclamatives. This introductory assessment additionally includes a particular category of Spanish exclamative grammatical varieties, in addition to an research in their major properties. Special consciousness is dedicated within the booklet throughoutto the syntactic constructions displayed by means of exclamative styles; the variations among exclamations and different speech acts (specifically questions and imperatives); the unusual semantic denotation of exclamative phrases and their dating to quantifiers denoting excessive measure; the semantics of adjectives and adverbs expressing severe overview; the shape and interpretation of negated and embedded exclamatives; the houses of optative utterances; and different ways that expressive contents are relating to unforeseen reactions of the speaker, in addition to attainable wisdom shared through interlocutors.
This groundbreaking quantity presents a complete and exact photo of Spanish exclamation by means of integrating its quite a few part parts.

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71), and Sánchez López (2014a). Pero ¡quién viene a verme! Es curioso quién protesta ahora. ’ Notice that if no wh-indirect exclamative is present in (63b), there is no place for this structure in the grammar, since this sentence contains no indirect question. In any case, the potential exclusion of quién/ quiénes ‘who’ from the paradigm of exclamatives needs some clarification, since paraphrases of these items with nouns such as personas ‘persons,’ individuos ‘individuals,’ 40 â•… • â•… Chapter 1, Ignacio Bosque or gente ‘people’ constitute possible wh-exclamative phrases.

Other possible apparent exceptions include optatives, fully compatible with quién, as seen in (56). This might follow from the fact that the subject quién in counterfactual optatives is exceptionally licensed through the person features provided by an exclamative operator, according to Sánchez López (2014a, 2016, this volume). True exceptions include sentences such as (63). For similar examples, see Michaelis and Lambrecht (1996), Michelis (2001), Casas (2005, p. 71), and Sánchez López (2014a).

Bimembres). They are further called “verbless clauses,” as in Gutiérrez-╉Rexach and González-╉Rivera (2013, 2014) or Munaro (2006). BEs are predicational Spanish Exclamatives in Perspectiveâ•… • â•… 33 exclamatives containing a subject and a predicate. ¡Un poco aburrido, tu amigo! ¡A la horca con ellos! ¡Las patatas, que se queman! ‘The potatoes! ¡Las maletas, junto al sofá! ’ As can be seen in (52), predicates precede subjects in types (52a) to (52c), but follow them in the rest. Type (52a) is the most studied of all BEs.

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