While amateur language lovers might think this argument makes sense, experts say this is not at all the case in fact, linguists say teenagers, far from destroying english, are innovating and enriching the language. Together with my colleagues at coventry university in the uk, professor clare wood and ms sam waldron, i looked at young people’s text messaging and grammar over the course of a year we worked with 243 participants from primary school, high school, and university in the coventry area.
Is text messaging destroying the english language the media certainly thinks so newspapers across the globe are under pressure from employers and teachers to stem the spread of this lazy, abbreviated 'text language' in mediums other than social networking. This house proposes that text messaging is ruining the english language for you only need to look at recent education statistics to see that text messaging is completely devastating the english language recent findings have suggested that schoolchildren in the 1960s and 1970s were far more literate than children of today.
Text-messaging isn’t, like, ruining and a lot of that screen time seems to involve reading or writing english that duznt look quite lyk it shld “playing around” with language in the. Texting has long been bemoaned as the downfall of the written word, “penmanship for illiterates,” as one critic called it to which the proper response is lol texting properly isn’t writing at all — it’s actually more akin to spoken language and it’s a “spoken” language that is getting richer and more complex by the year.
Text messaging is a common method of communication for students: 97 percent of young adults who own a cell phone text on a daily basis since young adults send an average of 1095 text messages a day, it is no surprise that texting slang has found its way into the classroom.
Ruining english rating: new technology spawns new words, just like all new culture does but to argue that this is a bad thing is to deny the very flexibility that makes language useful just ask two guys who probably added more words to the english language than anybody, william shakespeare and noah webster.
How texting made history but ruined our language - and plenty of marriages more from david thomas for the daily mail why can't we all just stop texting and have an actual face-to-face.