Ball contacts (2)

Conversations before a football game

This unit supports a new perspective on informal spoken language in general and on young people’s vernaculars in particular. Pupils see a video sequence from the film “Ball Contacts” that shows three young men in informal conversations with their friends before a football game, using variously Turkish-German code-switching, standard-close informal German, and informal German with a palatalisation of [ç] that has become a shibboleth (“isch”) that in Germany marks young people as having a Middle Eastern background. Pupils analyse these ‘football’ conversations, supported by transcripts and, in the case of Turkish passages, translations. They discuss the grammatical regularities underlying nonstandard characteristics in young people’s speech, and confront this with their initial impressions of the speakers.

  • Handbuch (472.8 KiB)
  • Video Gespraeche (48.1 MiB)
  • Audio Sprecher A (556.2 KiB)
  • Audio Sprecher B (607.2 KiB)
  • Audio Sprecher C (535.7 KiB)
  • AB Transkript Sprecher A (788.6 KiB)
  • AB Transkript Sprecher A Loesung (773.3 KiB)
  • AB Transkript Sprecher B (657.8 KiB)
  • AB Transkript Sprecher B Loesung (226.8 KiB)
  • AB Transkript Sprecher C (657.2 KiB)
  • AB Transkript Sprecher C Loesung (754.0 KiB)

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