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|Title:||That's so last year! Constructions in a socio-cultural context|
|Authors:||Wee, L. |
|Citation:||Wee, L., Tan, Y.Y. (2008). That's so last year! Constructions in a socio-cultural context. Journal of Pragmatics 40 (12) : 2100-2113. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2008.04.005|
|Abstract:||In this paper, we examine in detail the properties of a grammatical construction that we call the 'So TIME' construction. Expressions instantiating this construction include Podcasts are so last year, E-mail is so five minutes ago and That's so today. In those societies that are deeply ensconced in a world of fast-paced technological changes, there is clearly an obsession with the currency of various phenomena. The 'So TIME' construction is a reflection of this. Our paper therefore argues that a fuller understanding of the construction needs to take into account its socio-cultural context. This is a point of general importance, and we suggest that attending to the social-cultural contexts of constructions in fact creates opportunities for significant convergences between the enterprise of construction grammar and some recent concerns in sociolinguistics. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Pragmatics|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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