Teen Texting Found To Be A Linguistic Improvement

“I was able to gain access to a world that most middle-aged academics never get to,” University of Toronto researcher said after following thousands of teen texting conversations. Texting, according to research, is not a harbinger of linguistic decline but much more like the telegraph before it: Another facet in the constant evolution of language.According to the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, “(m)any people have this black-and-white view of language, that some things are always right and wrong,” she said. “That’s not how it works.” Instead of the end of the English language, teen texters of today are in fact innovators for the future.

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