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Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2312-2757


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Graffiti in Italian cities as a linguistic material 507

Litvin E.A.
Lecturer of the Chair "Linguodidactics and intercultural communication” department, MSUPE, Moscow, Russia

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.

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

Column: Linguodidactics and Innovations.Psychological Basis of Learning Languages and Cultures.


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