13 February 2014

David Crystal - Texts and Tweets: myths and realities

David Crystal dispels many common myths about how texting and tweeting are ruining language. For example, the younger a person gets a mobile phone and starts texting, and the more they text, the better their writing (including spelling) and reading skills are. Which, he points out, is obvious because the whole mechanism of texting is writing messages and reading responses. He also identifies studies that show that texting shorthand is not showing up in school papers and essays.

David Crystal - Texts and Tweets: myths and realities (RSA)

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