Graffiti in Italian cities as a linguistic material



The article focuses on several examples of graffiti written in Italian language: their main structural and thematic features and their potential as a didactic tool at the lessons of Italian as a foreign language. It demonstrates which syntax and grammar constractions are typical for graffiti texts. Examples of language game and intertext in are also taken in the consideration.

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Keywords: graffiti, written language, internet-slang, intertext, language game

Journal rubric: Linguodidactics and Innovations.Psychological Basis of Learning Languages and Cultures.

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Litvin E.A. Graffiti in Italian cities as a linguistic material [Elektronnyi resurs]. Âzyk i tekst = Language and Text, 2017. Vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 87–107. DOI: 10.17759/langt.2017040310. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Evgeniya A. Litvin, Lecturer of the Chair "Linguodidactics and intercultural communication” department, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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