Texting is ubiquitous in modern Western society. It's a convenient way to communicate basic ideas quickly without having to commit to a phone conversation or the long wait for a letter. All of this is done through cellular phones on the go and many teenagers have subscribed to this method of communication as their primary one. When texting, it is customary to abbreviate certain words in order to save time. These abbreviations can be considered a language that evolves out of texting, and that language can be referred to as textspeak.
Texting tend to encourage rapid fire and single-sentence thoughts that we will not be achieved during face-to-face conversations. Text messaging increase possibilities of small talk and can be a great opportunity to build friendship. People use text messaging for coordinating. People text each other to coordinate their plans and meetings. It can be either a mass text or
Before the use of cell phones, kids would make friends and then go to talk to them in real life. This is a way of life that is seen by many as a form of communication that the world needs to go back to, but allowing people to communicate any time of day instantly has become a global phenomenon in a sense. Throughout Cullington’s paper, she uses different forms of literary devices to express emotion, show comparisons, and further explain ideas. On page 5, Cullington speaks about how text messaging has become the latest manifestation. This comparison puts cell phone use as a whole into a larger picture for readers to grasp the scale of these
Conclusion The hypothesis, which is that text messaging has a negative effect on teenage literacy, was proven true by this study. The sub-questions; does texting affect different age groups differently, can the negative effects of texting be avoided, and should texting therefore be discouraged, all aided to the focus question of how text messaging is affecting teenage literacy. The study has found that common texting by teenagers can influence their literacy negatively due to the fact that they don’t practice the correct grammatical way of spelling. The lower grades especially showed to be affected the most, perhaps because they have been exposed to texting at a much earlier age and can therefore not spell correctly. The main limitations to the study were the ability to access the grade 9 IEB results and find a date and time that suited all parties in the experiment.
The impact has been drastic on communication, and statistics indicate that out of every 10 people only one prefers to meet physically, while the other nine prefer to communicate through texts. However, the fear among various groups that texting could negatively affect human communication should be dismissed; it is an evolution leading to a new era of communication. It could be in the next two decades or longer, but texting is creating a platform for communication to develop
Though I concede that language shapes our thought, I still maintain a view that language might not always be powerful enough in certain situations. I have had several encounters where language has the potential to really hurt someone, or even me.
Today, texting has become the most widely used communication technique for teenagers and young adults. It is written in completely informal language and it has no literature value in it. Although the critics believe texting is destroying literature value, McWhorter has another opinion in mind. McWhorter thinks that texting is another form of language that is developed by teenagers. It is the creation of a brand new language evolving from the old literature.
The three arguments are gear towards how texting effects the child’s English abilities and academics. Obviously, the essay is catering towards English teachers and arguments they would deem important. All English teachers would want to know how texting effects the child’s reading and writing skills, two key skills an English teacher would want to pass on. All English teachers would want to prevent cheating in a classroom setting. All English teachers would want a child to be comfortable to writing.
In her essay "Does Texting Affect Writing? ", Michaela Cullington presents her argument that texting does not impact formal writing written by students. She discusses the concerns presented by many people about how texting language can transfer into writing, but through the use of personal experiences and credible sources she discusses how this is not true. Her use of multiple different studies and situations help boost her argument and allow the reader to truly see how students actually do formal writing. She presents a strong argument as to why those who believe students don't have the control and knowledge to write formally, instead of with text speak, are wrong.
The way of writing has permeated our daily lives and directly affects the way we speak and write. The problem with this is the standard of spoken and written English has declined over the last 10 years. Social media is changing everything, not only through words and writing but also through communication and speech. Texting has hugely affected the English language.