Sheidlower in NY Times

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Sat Aug 19 16:04:43 UTC 2000

barry popik announces:

   Jesse Sheidlower is in the New York Times, 8-19-2000.  See  It's the top story right below the news headlines.

in the northern california edition, it's right under a photo
of the melted north pole.  just one more amazing event, i guess.

so, jesse, what have you found out about 'gen-X SO' (as in 'i'm so
over that topic')?  geoff pullum and i have had to say a bit about
this SO in our work on auxiliary reduction, but only to distinguish
it from the degree adverbial SO that modifies adjectives ('you've
become so famous!') and the positive rejoinder SO that's an
alternative to TOO and emphatic NOT (A: you aren't going to
finish that article.  B: i am SO/TOO going to finish it!).

arnold (zwicky at

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