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Tajabadi F, Golfam A, Mahmoodi-Bakhtiari B. Exclamation Structures in Persian. IQBQ. 2013; 4 (3) :1-21
URL: http://journals.modares.ac.ir/article-14-2948-en.html
1- Ph.D. Student of General Linguistics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
2- Associate Professor, Department of General Linguistics, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
3- Associate Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (3844 Views)
One of the important issues in the study of grammar is the study of the structure and the functions of different sentences of a language, as well as describing the similarities and differences between them. This article aims to study the exclamative sentences of Persian according to a corpus and within a typological framework based on the study done by Zanuttini and Portner (2003). The article seeks answers to these questions: “What is the structure of exclamative sentences in Persian”?, “What are the semantic and pragmatic functions of such sentences”? “How these sentences can be differentiated from declarative and interrogative sentences”? and “What is the position of the negative markers in such sentences”? The results of this descriptive-analytic study showed that Persian Language has two types of exclamative sentences; declarative exclamatives and wh-exclamatives, which are different in terms of their semantic, pragmatic, syntactic and acoustic features.  
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Received: 2012/08/12 | Accepted: 2012/12/1 | Published: 2013/09/23

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