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posted on 28.07.2022, 17:45 authored by Sara Amido, Sebastian Buchczyk

Proceedings of the ESSLLI 2022 Student Session


Sara Amido & Sebastian Buchczyk

We propose a new category of exclamatives, whether-exclamatives, based on data from European Portuguese and Standard German. We argue that these seem to function as answers to polar questions only because they are coordinated structures in which the first conjunct is an (optionally) elided assertion that answers the preceding question.


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