Maybe schools should be studying why it happens. Texting has positive impact on teens because it can improve your language skills. Advertisers are experts at manipulating, shaping, and taking liberties with language.
This, my friends, is much more radical. I am both a text and an image guy. English as we no it know is quite different from years ago, which in turn was quite different from years ago.
Pocket English is dying. Researchers in Canada set out to study how much damage texting was doing to the crumbling foundations of the English language.
To which the proper response is LOL. Over time, the meaning of a word or an expression drifts — meat used to mean any kind of foodsilly used to mean, believe it or not, blessed.
This often generates more ideas. What if our systems form our thinking? Yet I advocate the need to assimilate new technology.
R is it jst gr8 4 tkn 2 m8s? Civilization, then, is fine — people banging away on their smartphones are fluently using a code separate from the one they use in actual writing, and there is no evidence that texting is ruining composition skills.
Printed language precision is a feature of print culture, and as a critical mass became literate the need for standards and norms for how oral words appeared in a printed page became apparent. Giles, UK I run a youth dance company for teens.
It involves the brute mechanics of writing, but in its economy, spontaneity and even vulgarity, texting is actually a new kind of talking. Many forms of communication take "liberties" with standard English - e-mail, chat-rooms, lyrics, poems, newspaper headlines etc.
Embrace the creativity of communication that gives language its power.Watch video · John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it’s all good news.
Anne Trubek recently made the controversial assertion in Wired magazine that texting culture is not harming the English language, but helping it to evolve, and that such evolutions are normal.
Yes, I believe texting is killing language. I believe texting is killing language because texting shortens words and is greatly modifying the language. As an English instructor, I have found that the texting language is making its way into academic papers because it has become so.
English as a Global Language International English is the concept of the English language as a global means of communication in numerous dialects, and also. I think that schoolgirl was having a laugh and texting certainly won't "kill" the English language. Many forms of communication take "liberties" with standard English - e-mail, chat-rooms, lyrics, poems, newspaper headlines etc.
Text messaging is a perfect example of how people adapt and mould language to suit different contexts. Editorials and blogs across the Internet proclaim that texting is ruining the English language. The reports of the death of our language, though, are greatly exaggerated.
The reports of the death of our language, though, are greatly exaggerated.Download