Text messaging is damaging our literacy and communication skills as a society. Calling someone on the phone or writing them a letter is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. There is a new language that is being learned and not taught across the globe. It is the language of Textese, and it has quickly consumed the lives of millions across the world. There will always be the protector of language arts. These are the shrinking number of people everyone knows, that will continue to handwrite letters
an affect on literacy. Texting and literacy have been shown to be linked in these various studies and articles. Today, literacy refers to the “ability to decode information in various orthographic formats, including digital media, to make meaning from it, and to encode information into those formats to communicate ideas to others” (Vosloo 2009). The digital age presents a paradox, but research has been conducted to determine if texting either positively or negatively affects literacy. Although some
more people decided that text based communication was the most efficient way to communicate. Due to this phenomenon, educators are becoming more aware of the effects of text based communication on the developmental learning of literacy. Text messaging is dumbing down literacy for future generations. The newer generations have not had the privilege of experiencing a society that is not wrapped up in text based communication, such as instant messaging, chatting, and text messaging. Determining the effects
on more sources to do the jobs that have to be done in everyday life. One main piece of technology that is affecting our lives is the usage of cell phones. As the usage of cell phones in America continues to grow, so do the existing problems with literacy and communication among their users. Although the complications with cell phones are real, many users are not willing to accept the problems they are causing. As a young college student, cell phones are the easiest ways to connect with friends
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some people may agree with this idea, studies have challenged this opinion. Rather than fearing the consequences of texting, people should embrace this evolution and understand that this new form of communication may actually provide benefits to literacy. This author once stated, “there is no evidence that texting teaches people to spell badly: rather, research shows that those kids who text frequently are more likely to be the most literate and the best spellers, because you have to know how to
of written communication. It serves as a form of expression of an individual’s personality and emotions and it simply follows the cultural of spoken language. With those purposes said, there is no direct correlation between texting frequently and literacy. Texting orthography is unique because of the unregulated factor where each individual molds texting into his or her own style.
declined as students were better educated making them more skilled at code-switching (2010). We had chosen pre-service teacher, as the focus for our study because of the extensive media attention that text language is a serious threat to traditional literacy, if not to be the language itself (Thurlow, 2006). Looking at code-switching as the ability to change between different forms of communication or discourse. Within the context of this study, code-switching refers to the ability to change between
implications on their linguistic skills (Thurlow, 2003, p. 12; Verheijen, 2013). Contrary to these beliefs, recent research into this relationship proves otherwise. Increasing use of CMC in students must be embraced by people concerned for their literacy skills, because as a popular and novel form of language, ceasing to ignore its advantages in communication may bring benefits to students. In this paper, outlined are the reasons critics are against the students' us of CMC, followed by arguments