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Textspeak—2 Bad 4 English?

Lecture no. 23 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

Textspeak—2 Bad 4 English?

Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

How do computer-mediated forms of communication affect the way we express ourselves generally through speech and writing? Weigh the empirical evidence and the specific social functions of texting and instant messaging, and determine whether these technologies, in fact, negatively affect English or young people’s ability to communicate.

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