Texting improves teens' grammar

Posted on Thursday, Aug 03 2006 @ 02:38 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new research shows texting actually helps teenagers to get a stronger command of grammar.
University of Toronto researchers have found that teenagers are not losing what they learn in English class, but rather demonstrating a mastery of formal and informal language when chatting on-line with friends.

"What these kids are doing is showing us that they have a really good command of the English language, so much so that I was really blown away by how fluidly they operate," said Sali Tagliamonte, a professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto.

"[Parents] might as well worry about who those kids are talking to, not how they are saying what they are saying."
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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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