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.Read more over here.
"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."
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.