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July 04, 2010

The Best Texters Tend To Be The Best Spellers: Breaking Down Texting Myths [VIDEO]

Professor David Crystal is a world renowned linguistic expert and author of 30+ books on the topic. In 31 minutes David dispels five myths surrounding today's wired youth and the impact on language. The myths he covers are:

Myth 1: Youth text messages are littered with mangled abbreviations
Myth 2: The youth use abbreviations as a way to trick adults
Myth 3: The youth don't know how to spell
Myth 4: Youth school essays are filled with inappropriate abbreviations
Myth 5: We are rearing a generation of children who have no responsibility toward language


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