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The syntax of imperatives

Author: Asier Alcázar; Mario Saltarelli
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014. ©2014
Series: Cambridge studies in linguistics, 140.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Cambridge studies in linguistics
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"The imperative clause is one of three major sentence types that have been found to be universal across the languages of the world. Compared to declaratives and interrogatives, the imperative type has received diverse analyses in the literature. This cutting-edge study puts forward a new linguistic theory of imperatives, arguing that categories of the speech act, specifically Speaker and Addressee, are conceptually  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Asier Alcázar; Mario Saltarelli
ISBN: 9781107005808 1107005809
OCLC Number: 852488392
Description: 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Imperatives across languages --
Foundations for an analysis of the imperative clause --
The syntax of imperative clauses : a performative hypothesis --
Basque allocutive agreement --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in linguistics, 140.
Responsibility: Asier Alcázar, University of Missouri, Mario Saltarelli, University of Southern California.
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