By Ignacio Bosque
The publication starts off by means of summarizing, commenting on, and comparing prior descriptive and theoretical contributions on Spanish exclamatives. This introductory evaluation additionally features a exact category of Spanish exclamative grammatical forms, in addition to an research in their major properties. Special consciousness is dedicated within the publication throughoutto the syntactic constructions displayed through exclamative styles; the variations among exclamations and different speech acts (specifically questions and imperatives); the odd semantic denotation of exclamative phrases and their dating to quantifiers denoting excessive measure; the semantics of adjectives and adverbs expressing severe assessment; the shape and interpretation of negated and embedded exclamatives; the houses of optative utterances; and the several ways that expressive contents are concerning unforeseen reactions of the speaker, in addition to attainable wisdom shared through interlocutors.
This groundbreaking quantity presents a complete and actual photograph of Spanish exclamation through integrating its quite a few part parts.
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Additional resources for Advances in the Analysis of Spanish Exclamatives
The speaker who says ¡Ojalá haya aprobado! ‘I hope I’ve passed’ is not presupposing that s/he has failed, but only expressing a vivid desire for this situation not to be true. In Sánchez López’s analysis (this volume), ojalá is moved to Spec/ForceP from a modal head. The optional complementizer that it allows for, as seen in (57d), is similar to those examined in (19) or (38). Verb inicial optatives (55c) present at least two varieties. ¡Te hubieras fijado! ¡Te hubieras divertido! ¡Haberte fijado!
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. As regards Spanish, see Bosque (1984a), Carbonero Cano (1990), Alonso-â•‰Cortés (1999a, 1999b), Hernanz and Suñer (1999), Casas (2005), González-â•‰Rivera (2011), and Gutiérrez-â•‰Rexach and González-â•‰Rivera (2013, 2014).
The non-â•‰existence of in situ exclamatives is also related to the absence of dialogues in which variables could be bound. 2h), provides a potential counterexample, since it includes an exclamative sentence in an answer: (72) —¿Sabes que Pascual se ha comprado tres pisos en tres ciudades? ’ —Sí, ¡y qué pisos en qué ciudades! Lit. ’ On the other hand, the fact that multiple exclamatives are possible in Japanese (Ono, 2004) suggests that their anomaly does not stand on a fundamental semantic conflict.