Is texting killing language?

English spelling is so difficult that we’ve created a national competition for it
May 30, 2013
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Is texting killing language?

Another great lecture from the TED series. Linguist John McWhorter argues that texting is not destroying writing skills, but rather is an evolving hybrid of written and spoken language, a sort of “fingered speech” that is an exciting new form of communication.

 

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