Exclamatives: A Thematic Guide with Many Questions and Few Answers

Xavier Villalba


In this paper a snapshot is offered of the state of the art in the research on exclamatives, reviewing our current understanding of “classic’’ issues, like factivity, high degree, or the relationship between exclamatives and interrogatives, and highlighting new theoretical and empirical challenges, such as the contribution of exclamative sentences to a dynamic model of discourse or the placement of exclamative phrases in the left-periphery.


exclamative sentences, factivity, degree, widening

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