By Ignacio Bosque
The ebook starts off by means of summarizing, commenting on, and comparing earlier descriptive and theoretical contributions on Spanish exclamatives. This introductory assessment additionally encompasses a unique class of Spanish exclamative grammatical forms, besides an research in their major properties. Special consciousness is dedicated within the publication throughoutto the syntactic buildings displayed by way of exclamative styles; the variations among exclamations and different speech acts (specifically questions and imperatives); the strange 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 regarding unforeseen reactions of the speaker, in addition to attainable wisdom shared via interlocutors.
This groundbreaking quantity presents a complete and exact photo of Spanish exclamation through integrating its quite a few part parts.
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Si será Juan tonto que no se da cuenta de que le están tomando el pelo! ¡Qué bien lo haría, que hasta le dieron un premio! 6 as well), restricted to imperfect or pluperfect of the subjunctive mood. These are sometimes called “conditional exclamatives”: (51) ¡Si yo fuera rico! 6). In any case, conditional exclamatives do not fit in the pattern in (43c), as Sánchez López (this volume) argues, which introduces an asymmetry triggered by mood inflections. Conditional exclamatives are also characterized in some languages by admitting the modifier only in a non-â•‰restrictive interpretation (Rifkin, 2000), as in Eng.
The range of the variable bound by quién is “person,” but this sublexical information is (apparently) not accessible for the syntax (maybe for reasons related to lexical integrity), and no set of extreme properties is built for exclamative quién. But another option exists. We may also suppose that individuals may be ranked in scales according to contextually salient properties (on this view, see Michaelis & Lambrecht, 1996; Michaelis, 2001; Sánchez Lopez, 2014a). This option provides a place for (63b), since quién is allowed in the paradigm of wh-exclamatives.
La noche que he pasado! ¡El champán que bebe Juan! ‘The champagne that J. ’ On this ambiguity see Grosu and Landman (1998), Neelman et al. (2004), and Szczegielniak (2012). The variant with “la de +N” selects for quantitative readings only. According to Torrego (1988), other quantitative readings require verb internal complements, that is, those of transitive or unaccusative verbs. , the one referring to people of a certain kind) is available in (33), with a subject DP: (33) ¡La gente que te preocupa!