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Oomen, Ursula. 1979. Structural properties of English exclamatory sentences. Folia Linguistica 13 (1-2) : 159–174.
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The structural properties of exclamatory sentences are related to their illocutionary meanings and to the sincerity conditions that apply to them. The types of sentences to be discussed have the structure of polar interrogatives and are typified by sentences of the kind 'Isn't Larry bright!'.