Max Planck Institute
for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Linguistics

Typological tools for field linguistics


Syntax of Exclamative Constructions

Exclamatives are specific syntactic constructions conventionally associated with the expressive illocutionary force (e.g., What a house I saw!). They are opposed to exclamations that do not have distinctive syntax (I saw the house!). The questionnaire is designed to collect natural linguistic data of (both unsubordinated and subordinated) exclamatives in genealogically related and unrelated languages.

The questionnaires
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Developed by
Natalia Zevakhina (Ph.D. Moscow) 2012