By Ignacio Bosque
The ebook starts off via summarizing, commenting on, and comparing prior descriptive and theoretical contributions on Spanish exclamatives. This introductory review additionally includes a designated type of Spanish exclamative grammatical varieties, in addition to an research in their major properties. Special recognition is dedicated within the booklet throughoutto the syntactic constructions displayed through exclamative styles; the diversities among exclamations and different speech acts (specifically questions and imperatives); the extraordinary semantic denotation of exclamative phrases and their dating to quantifiers denoting excessive measure; the semantics of adjectives and adverbs expressing severe overview; the shape and interpretation of negated and embedded exclamatives; the homes of optative utterances; and different ways that expressive contents are concerning unforeseen reactions of the speaker, in addition to attainable wisdom shared by way of interlocutors.
This groundbreaking quantity offers a complete and actual photograph of Spanish exclamation by way of integrating its a number of part parts.
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Emphatic polarity exclamatives” is the label that Batllori and Hernanz (2009, 2013) give to exclamatives formed with a left peripheral emphatic particle, such as sí ‘yes’ and bien ‘well’ (see also Hernanz, 2007). ¡Sí que tiene María prisa! ¡Bien que te has divertido! ’ 28 â•… • â•… Chapter 1, Ignacio Bosque Some emphatic particles allow for focal interpretations when associated with IP or VP in Spanish. For example, sí behaves as a contrastive focus marker (Martínez Álvarez, 1997; González Rodríguez, 2007b, 2009), and bien is a manner adverb.
35) ¡Lo fuertes que son! ’ Zanuttini and Portner’s (2003) analysis of the Paduan equivalent of (35) is like (21c), except for the fact that an operator, FACT, heads CP1. Other extensions of Kayne’s (1994) anti-â•‰symmetric analysis of relatives to DADEs include Grosu and Landman (1998) and Kaneko (2008), the latter for French. 2. FOCAL AND POLARITY EXCLAMATIVES We saw that, strictly speaking, focus movement is not bound to primary exclamatives. In fact, it is possible inside relative clauses, as in (36a), which (arguably) involve no ForceP (but see  below).
J. ’ The type in (22), widespread in Old Spanish, is still alive in some literary variants of American Spanish. See Octavio de Toledo and Sánchez López (2009) for examples, as well as for other comments on the history of this pattern. ). ¡Cómo eres de bella! ¡Cómo canta de bien! ’ Although it is tempting to see (22) as extraposed wh-exclamatives (more specifically, as instances of a wh-word moved out of an AP), the fact that cómo ‘how’ is not a wh-degree word for APs (*¡Cómo bella eres! ’) is an argument against this option.
Advances in the Analysis of Spanish Exclamatives by Ignacio Bosque