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dc.titleThat's so last year! Constructions in a socio-cultural context
dc.contributor.authorWee, L.
dc.contributor.authorTan, Y.Y.
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-21T09:54:42Z
dc.date.available2011-04-21T09:54:42Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationWee, 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
dc.identifier.issn03782166
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/21961
dc.description.abstractIn 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.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.subjectConstruction grammar
dc.subjectGlobalization
dc.subjectModernity
dc.subjectSocio-cultural studies
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentENGLISH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE
dc.description.doi10.1016/j.pragma.2008.04.005
dc.description.sourcetitleJournal of Pragmatics
dc.description.volume40
dc.description.issue12
dc.description.page2100-2113
dc.identifier.isiut000260734000005
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