A closed class part of speech which expresses a particular emotion, usually surprise, but also anger, sadness etc. Sometimes exclamations are also called interjections, because they are injected into a sentence and provide more added semantic meaning than syntactic meaning. Examples, in English include, Oh! Wow! No! Please! etc. They are typically marked with an exclamation point and are said with a raised intonation.
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- Crystal, David (1999) The Penguin Dictionary of Language. London: Penguin.
- Matthews, P. H. (1997) The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.