Texting could undermine grammar skills

August 8, 2012

As mobile messaging has taken off so has an abbreviated form of text specific jargon.

A new study warns that the widespread adoption of texting could be undermining their grammar skills.

The study found the more a teen embraced shorthand while texting the poorer their use of proper English in a non-texting context.

Scientist's reporting in the journal New Media and Society say parents should impart to their kids the difference between this kind of shorthand language and expectations of school systems.

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