August 2, 2006

Texting helps teens' grammar

A report by researchers at the University of Toronto say text messaging gives people a strong command of grammar, report Sci-Tech Today and The Globe & Mail.

"Parents and teachers don't need to be concerned that this new medium is corrupting young people's grammar", said Sali Tagliamonte, a professor of linguistics at the University of Toronto. Tagliamonte added that she was "blown away" by the command of English, the creativity and the fluidity of language shown by the kids studied. IMing, cell phone texting and chatroom-speak are "an expansive new linguistic renaissance," the study says.

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