| Definition -
The grammatical mood that indicates unexpected or new information.
It is used to express to express surprise, doubt, irony, and sarcasm.
1. Mirative constructs occur in Balkan Slavic, Tosk Albanian, and Megleno-Romanian. They are often translated into English with an exclamatory intonation pattern.
2. The seminal article on mirativity is Scott DeLancey's . Mirativity: The grammatical marking of unexpected information. Linguistic Typology, 1, 33-52. (1997)