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ERIC Number: ED530901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
On "Yes, We Can": Linguistics Power and Possibility
Bista, Krishna K.
Online Submission, Online Journal of English for Specific Purpose, v3 n24 p1-21
In this article I address a hitherto used buzz phrase in English, "Yes, we can." This phrase represents various forms of meanings--challenge, possibility, ability, permission and opportunity in social, political and linguistics domains. I consider the syntactic and the semantic properties of "Yes, we can." I also compare its conventional usages with more recent treatments. The catch phrase "Yes, we can" has standard usage in sports, music, language, literature and politics. Candidate Obama elevated it as a slogan in his presidential campaign. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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