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By Ignacio Bosque

Advances within the research of Spanish Exclamatives is the 1st ebook completely dedicated to Spanish exclamatives, a unique sentence kind frequently ignored via modern linguists and overlooked in usual grammatical descriptions. The seven essays during this quantity, every one through a number one expert at the subject, scrutinize the syntax—as good because the semantic and pragmatic aspects—of exclamations on theoretical grounds.
The ebook starts by means of summarizing, commenting on, and comparing prior descriptive and theoretical contributions on Spanish exclamatives. This introductory evaluate additionally includes a distinctive category 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 by way of exclamative styles; the diversities among exclamations and different speech acts (specifically questions and imperatives); the atypical semantic denotation of exclamative phrases and their dating to quantifiers denoting excessive measure; the semantics of adjectives and adverbs expressing severe evaluate; the shape and interpretation of negated and embedded exclamatives; the houses of optative utterances; and the several ways that expressive contents are on the topic of 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 way of integrating its various part parts.

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See also Wiese (2003) and Gutiérrez-╉Rexach and Andueza (this volume) on this difference. We might add that “how” and “how much” exclamatives do not seem to be able to differentiate these two interpretations in some situations: if extreme manners of doing something exist, then the pragmatic scales relevant to identify them may not be distinguished from the values provided by adverbs denoting highest or lowest grades for event evaluation according Spanish Exclamatives in Perspectiveâ•… • â•… 41 to properness or standardness.

In fact, Espinal’s (1997, 2000) analysis of e-╉neg in exclamatives is grounded on specificity rather than factivity. Notice that there is a relationship between e-╉neg in exclamatives and typical effects of so-╉called “negative islands” (Abrusán 2014, ch. 3 and references therein). The anomaly of sentences such as *How much does John not weight? is repaired if the QP is able to become specific by denoting a particular amount or degree recoverable from context, as in How much did John not weigh and how much should he have weighed?

Pasaba por sumamente lista. *¡Por qué lista pasaba! 2. ¿Qué piso es el que te has comprado? *¡Qué piso es el que te has comprado! ’ 42 â•… • â•… Chapter 1, Ignacio Bosque Potential counterexamples may be interpreted as rhetorical questions, therefore not real exceptions: (69) ¡Qué es lo que has hecho! ’ One might be tempted to argue that the asymmetry in (68) is related to the illocutionary properties of questions, but this is not correct, since (68a) might be embedded under, say, Sé muy bien .

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