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Word! The Language Column© Goethe-Institut e. V./Illustration: Tobias Schrank

Word! The language collumn

Our column “Word!” appears every two weeks. It is dedicated to language – as a cultural and social phenomenon. How does language develop, what attitude do authors have towards “their” language, how does language shape a society? – Changing columnists – people with a professional or other connection to language – follow their personal topics for six consecutive issues. Our current columnist is the AI chatbot ChatGPT.