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Talk the Talk: Tween Texting Terror

Tuesday 31st July / presented by Daniel Midgley

A couple of recent studies seem to confirm what many fear: text abbreviations cause poor grammar and writing skills in tweens and teens.

Are we on the verge of a new Dark Age? Will the Internet render us incapable of language? Well, not so fast. There’s evidence that textspeak is actually beneficial to language, and that the fears are overblown.

Linguist Daniel Midgley hoses down the panic on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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