By Ignacio Bosque
The publication starts off through summarizing, commenting on, and comparing past descriptive and theoretical contributions on Spanish exclamatives. This introductory evaluation additionally features a particular category of Spanish exclamative grammatical varieties, in addition to an research in their major properties. Special cognizance is dedicated within the ebook throughoutto the syntactic buildings displayed by means of exclamative styles; the variations 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 assessment; the shape and interpretation of negated and embedded exclamatives; the houses of optative utterances; and different ways that expressive contents are regarding unforeseen reactions of the speaker, in addition to attainable wisdom shared by way of interlocutors.
This groundbreaking quantity presents a complete and actual photo of Spanish exclamation by way of integrating its a variety of part parts.
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The second variety of (55c) corresponds to so-â•‰called “jussive mood,” also called “optative subjunctive” in the Spanish grammatical tradition after Bello (1847/1964). ¡Tenga usted un buen día! ‘Have a nice day’! ¡Haya paz! Supóngase una situación en la que . . ‘Let us suppose a situation in which . ’ On the grammatical properties of this pattern, see Sánchez López (this volume) and references therein. 6. Are Exclamatives Defective Structures? SyntacticÂ€and Semantic Constraints on Exclamatives A number of constraints suggest that exclamative sentences are defective constructions.
Claro que ella lo sabía! ), as Rodríguez Ramalle has convincingly argued. On the other hand, evidential words in (40) seem to be predicates of propositional arguments. In fact, Andueza and Gutiérrez-â•‰ Rexach (2011) argued that evidential exclamatives crucially hinge on the idea that the speaker explicitly rejects possible doubts of their propositional content. As regards their syntactic analysis, perhaps the predicative relation may be established within a low small clause, before the evidential items reach ForceP—the place where Hernanz and Rigau (2006) locate them.
Vamos, que no quieres venir. ’ Gras (2013, 2016) suggests that (45b) exhibits a “connective interpretation,” which might be considered a variety of the quotative reading in which the speaker introduces a personal reformulation of a preceding discourse. On these and other aspects on the pattern in (43a) see also Pons (2003), Casas (2005), Biezma (2007), and Rodríguez Ramalle (2007a, 2011). ¡Que tenga yo que aguantar esto! ¡Que no tardes! ¡Que te diviertas! ¡Que pasen! ’ Compound tenses are allowed in the first three types.
Advances in the Analysis of Spanish Exclamatives by Ignacio Bosque