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Declaratives tend to surface when we are afraid: When either we or the institutions we value are questioned, we circle the wagons and load our weapons.
whether and how the structure of interrogatives differs from the structure of declaratives in addition to the presence of an interrogative marker.
In symmetric PIs, the structure of the interrogative does not differ from the structure of the corresponding declarative in any other way than the presence of the interrogative marker(s), whereas in asymmetric interrogatives additional structural differences vis-a-vis declaratives are found.
In symmetric paradigms, the correspondences between the members of the paradigms used in declaratives and interrogatives is one-to-one; thus, e.
Thus, both a downstepped and a non-downstepped p2 can be used in English declaratives regardless of whether there is a narrow focus intended in the last word or not.
1996) analysed the pitch downtrends of neutral declaratives in Mexican Spanish as a series of [H.
In Early Modern English, from about 1500 onwards, the periphrastic do-construction developed in all types of sentences, including affirmative declarative sentences.
However, the rapid increase did not affect affirmative declarative sentences.
As Cross (1984) suggested, the amount of verbal interaction could be associated with an adult's use of declarative sentences; however, McCartney (1984) did not directly examine the caregivers' use of declarative sentences or other linguistic structures.
2000) did not determine whether the significant differences were related to differences in the caregivers' use of specific linguistic structures, such as declarative sentences, imperative sentences, compound/complex sentences, and question forms.
Kvavik investigates the proposed pragmatic distinction between imperatives and declaratives by examining utterance-level acoustics.
Kvavik (1987, 1988) examines imperatives and declaratives at the utterance level in a relatively small corpus of Cuban Spanish, often considered a nontypical dialect of Spanish, and concludes that there is some signaling of imperatives (increased range and duration), but that there is no uniform evidence of an imperative intonation.