Wanka, Rebekka, Weiland-Breckle, Hanna, Straßburger, Lena and Schumacher, Petra B. ORCID: 0000-0003-0263-8502 (2019). Ph[o:]nix – an educational board game for phonetics and phonology. Linguistische Berichte, 257. pp. 115-128.

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Introductory seminars to German linguistics lay the foundation for further linguistic course work and the students’ interest and advancement in specific topics. Therefore, it is essential for students to understand and remember elementary terminology and methodology and to be able to apply and transfer their knowledge. To support teaching through autonomous learning and to deepen the students’ knowledge and motivation in phonetics and phonology, we developed the board game Ph[o:]nix based on the well-known ScrabbleTM board game. We modified the game by exchanging letters for phonemes and by adding event cards covering further knowledge relevant to the subject area of phonology and phonetics. We invited students of introductory seminars to play the game and to participate in an assessment to evaluate the game qualitatively and quantitively. We found that students who played the game twice showed a significant improvement relative to a non-playing control group. Additionally, the game was rated very positive by the majority of the players, for instance with respect to the fun factor or additional benefits for exam preparation.

Item Type: Journal Article
CreatorsEmailORCIDORCID Put Code
Schumacher, Petra B.petra.schumacher@uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0003-0263-8502UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-376764
Journal or Publication Title: Linguistische Berichte
Volume: 257
Page Range: pp. 115-128
Date: 2019
Language: German
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Zentrale Forschungseinrichtungen > Cologne Center of Language Sciences - Kölner Zentrum Sprachwissenschaften (CCLS)
Subjects: Language, Linguistics
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Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/37676


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