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Language Play Verbal Lore

Language Play

Language use in the playground can be an indicator of contemporary cultural preoccupations in the playground.


At School 08

A general observation: Verbal lore: the children use the word 'verse' as a verb, e.g. 'I'm going to verse him in Four-Square at lunch time'.

At School 12

A group of girls was playing under the trees. Something happened and one of them said, 'Wait. We have to do it again. Rewind!'

The girls also use the terms 'Pause' or 'Twigs' to request time out during a game. They say this while holding up two fingers on the one hand

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