Advances in the Analysis of Spanish Exclamatives by Ignacio Bosque

By Ignacio Bosque

Advances within the research of Spanish Exclamatives is the 1st ebook solely dedicated to Spanish exclamatives, a distinct sentence style usually missed through modern linguists and overlooked in general grammatical descriptions. The seven essays during this quantity, each one by means of a number one expert at the subject, scrutinize the syntax—as good because the semantic and pragmatic aspects—of exclamations on theoretical grounds.
The booklet starts off via summarizing, commenting on, and comparing earlier descriptive and theoretical contributions on Spanish exclamatives. This introductory assessment additionally encompasses a unique type of Spanish exclamative grammatical varieties, in addition to an research in their major properties. Special cognizance is dedicated within the publication throughoutto the syntactic buildings displayed via exclamative styles; the diversities among exclamations and different speech acts (specifically questions and imperatives); the bizarre 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 homes of optative utterances; and different ways that expressive contents are regarding unforeseen reactions of the speaker, in addition to attainable wisdom shared via interlocutors.
This groundbreaking quantity presents a complete and exact photograph of Spanish exclamation by means of integrating its a number of part parts.
 

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Many native speakers accept (75a), with a wh-AP preposed through cyclic movement. ¡Qué contenta dice tu madre que está la niña con su regalo! Lit. ¡[. ] qué tarde parece que has visto lo acertado! 5. ). They include some verbs of speech, a few perception verbs that also take indirect questions, such as ver ‘find out,’ mostrar ‘show,’ or revelar ‘reveal,’ and a larger number of emotional factives. Non-╉factive emotional predicates, as temer ‘fear,’ are excluded (Gutiérrez-╉Rexach & Andueza, this volume).

Apparent exceptions include rhetorical questions, often written between exclamative orthographic symbols. ¡Quién me iba a decir a mí que estaría hoy aquí! ¡Por qué no te callas! ¡Adónde vamos a llegar! ’ See Castroviejo (2006) for similar examples. These rhetorical questions lack an intended answer, but they do not become exclamative utterances as a consequence of this (Escandell-╉Vidal, 1984, 1989; Gutiérrez-╉Rexach, 1998; Alonso-╉Cortés, 1999a, 1999b). Other possible apparent exceptions include optatives, fully compatible with quién, as seen in (56).

He further shows that this binding process is subject to islands effects.  109ff) and Di Tullio (2004) argue that SEs do not reduce to equality comparatives or consecutive structures. SEs exhibit other interesting properties. Krueger (1960) constitutes an in-╉depth description of Spanish and Catalan SEs from both diachronic and synchronic perspectives. 2). 6. OPTATIVE EXCLAMATIVES Optative sentences are a group of exclamatives that express vivid desires, then propositional attitudes on non-╉veridical or non-╉attested situations.

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