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On “Yes, We Can”: Linguistic power and possibility  


Abstract Category: Education
Course / Degree: MS
Institution / University: Troy University, United States
Published in: 2009


Paper Abstract / Summary:

Yes We Can: Analysis of Obama's Buzz Phrase Krishna K Bista Troy University E-mail: kbista1@hotmail.com Published in 2009 from the Journal of English for Specific Purposes 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.


Paper Keywords/Search Tags:
Yes We Can, Obama's Buzz Phrase, speech of American president

This Paper Abstract may be cited as follows:
Bista, Krishna. (2009). On “Yes, We Can”: Linguistic power and possibility. Journal of English for Specific Purpose. 3(24). www.world.info/Articles_24/issue_24.htm


Submission Details: Paper Abstract submitted by Krishna K. Bista from United States on 11-Jun-2010 04:08.
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Krishna K. Bista Contact Details: Email: kbista1@hotmail.com



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