Advances in the Analysis of Spanish Exclamatives - download pdf or read online

By Ignacio Bosque

ISBN-10: 081421326X

ISBN-13: 9780814213261

Advances within the research of Spanish Exclamatives is the 1st publication totally dedicated to Spanish exclamatives, a different sentence style usually ignored through modern linguists and ignored in regular grammatical descriptions. The seven essays during this quantity, every 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 e-book starts off through summarizing, commenting on, and comparing past descriptive and theoretical contributions on Spanish exclamatives. This introductory assessment additionally includes a precise type of Spanish exclamative grammatical varieties, in addition to an research in their major properties. Special awareness is dedicated within the booklet throughoutto the syntactic constructions displayed through exclamative styles; the variations among exclamations and different speech acts (specifically questions and imperatives); the unusual semantic denotation of exclamative phrases and their courting 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 via interlocutors.
This groundbreaking quantity presents a complete and actual photograph of Spanish exclamation through integrating its a variety of part parts.

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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. One may argue that this paradox is similar to the contrast in (61b–61c).

Evidential exclamatives are also related to BEs, as pointed out after (40). 34 â•… • â•… Chapter 1, Ignacio Bosque phrases that behave as free small clauses. 10 Example (52b) illustrates a discontinuous a . . con. . ‘to . . with . ’ optative reading. It is made up of a goal predicative PP (Hernanz & Suñer, 1999, p. 557) and a PP containing the predicational subject denoting the entity that the speaker wants to end up in some particular place. Type (52c) corresponds to so-╉ called “tetic exclamatives” (Kaneko, 2008, and references therein).

Es curioso lo bien que se porta. *Creo lo bien que se porta. ’ 7. Factive non-╉wh-readings are also possible, but they will not be considered here: (i) De {lo que bien que trabaja/*qué bien trabaja} se deduce que la contratarán enseguida. ‘One may deduce that she will be hired soon from the fact that she works so well’ 24 â•… • â•… Chapter 1, Ignacio Bosque DADEs do not exactly contain wh-phrases, but some A’ degree operator on extreme degrees/amounts must be an essential part of their syntactic structure, as argued by Gutiérrez-╉Rexach (1996, 1999, 2001, 2008).

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