Description: Some call it a universal form of English. Others argue it’s most definitely ruining the language and producing a generation of illiterates.
But researchers at three Canadian universities studying text messaging think we may have become more creative because of this new form of communication.
The academics from Simon Fraser University, Université de Montréal and University of Ottawa have been looking at how texting is affecting the way Canadians write.
Christian Guilbault, an associate professor in SFU’s French department, said the project, called Text4Science, is part of a larger, ongoing international study called sms4Science, that began in Belgium a few years ago.
“There’s a lot of misconceptions going around regarding the way people use language when they text,” said Mr. Guilbault. Read Rest of Story
Questions for discussion:
- Is Texting most definitely ruining the language and producing a generation of illiterates? Why?