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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Do you think that text speak impacts grammar and spelling for English learners?

Text speak are acronyms used by English learners and English native speakers, some examples of text speak are LOL: Laugh out loud, THX: Thanks, OMG: Oh my God, 2MORO: Tomorrow, GR8: Great, YOLO: You only live once.

Text Speak

According to a recent study on English learners, 63% of English learners do not believe that using text speak is damaging their grammar or spelling despite some using it while writing essays and exams.

The survey also discovered that 71% use text speak when texting on phones, 64% use it online and 14% actually use it while speaking out loud.

Moreover, a recent study of primary and secondary school children by researchers at Coventry University found no evidence of any detrimental relationships between use of texting slang and children’s conventional literacy abilities.

Do you use text speak when you text or talk to your friends? Do you think that this is damaging your grammar or spelling? Please share your thoughts!

See more about this survey on the Kaplan’s English for Teenagers Infographic

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1 comment:

stephany said...

Definitely! If the student is still in the critical period ( 0-13 years old) and is using such acronyms
confusion surely will arise. He will have difficulty to check later if he has use the exact spelling of the word or may interchange with other sound-like.

 

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