Tween Texting May Lead to Poor Grammar Skills

A study published in New Media and Society Journal, finds that tweens who frequently use language adaptations — techspeak — when they text, performed poorly on a grammar test. Using shortcuts, such as homophones, omissions of non-essential letters and initials, such as gr8 for great, or an initial, like, LOL for laugh out loud, to quickly and efficiently compose a text message may hinder a tween’s ability to switch between techspeak and the normal rules of grammar. [More…]