Is text speak destroying language?
- Published: 24 Oct 2012 at 13.48
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New research compiled by Onlineschools.com brings together all of the good and bad data about texting.
How do you spell 'lol'? Text speak has been accused of eroding children's spelling and grammar skills ©Anton Gvozdikov/shutterstock.com
As well as video games, text messaging comes in for a lot of criticism for the effect it can have on younger people. It is accused of eroding language and of creating generations of children unable to spell properly or correctly understand grammar and sentence structure. But that hasn't stopped 8 trillion text messages (15 million every minute) from being sent over the last year. According to the latest figures, 95% of 18-24-year-olds own a mobile phone and 97% of them text on a daily basis, sending an average of 109.5 texts a day.
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