Whisper Down the Lane

A game with chat language  

This unit shows the communicative potential and informative power of chat language.In a “Whisper Down the Lane” circle, the first participant writes a short dialogue in formal standard German, the next person translates it into chat language, a third participant translates it back into formal standard German, and so on. Participants compare their results: What contents got through the “lane”? Is chat language really “impoverished” or “weakened” language?

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  • Folien (335.9 KiB)
  • Folien mit Notizen (2.6 MiB)
  • Merkblatt Sprachsituationen (264.0 KiB)

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