The intensional profiles of five hungarian imperative sentence types

Judit Kleiber, Gábor Alberti, Veronika Szabó


The paper investigates Hungarian imperative sentence types from a pragmaticosemantic point of view. In addition to the baseline imperative, it analyzes types with non-standard intonation pattern and/or discourse markers. We apply the (S)DRT-based discourse-semantic framework of ℜeALIS for the examination and representation of five form–function pairs. The discussed types are all assigned an intensional profile which encodes the interlocutors’ beliefs, desires and intentions (from the addresser’s perspective). The analysis derives the different meanings of the variants from parametric differences.


discourse marker, discourse representation structure, imperative sentence type, intensionality

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Ljubljana University Press, Faculty of Arts
(Znanstvena založba Filozofske fakultete Univerze v Ljubljani) 

Print ISSN: 0024-3922
Online ISSN: 2350-420X