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Modern Digital Literacy Questions

Modern Digital Literacy Questions | Modern Digital Literacy |
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Read the following quotes from online article, ‘How does texting influence the English language?’, then take a look at the questions. Gud luck m8’s! :)

 1. The changes we see taking place today in the language will be a prelude to the dying use of good English (Sun, April 24, 2001)

 2. Appalled teachers are now presented with essays written not in standard English but in the compressed, minimalist language of mobile phone text messaging (Scotsman, March 4, 2003)

 3. The English language is being beaten up, civilization is in danger of crumbling (Observer, March 7, 2004)

 4. Texting is penmanship for illiterates (Sunday Telegraph, July 11, 2004)




 1. Do you agree with quotes 1-4, saying that effectively 'txt language is degrading and destroying' correct English literacy? Provide a quote from an accredited online source to justify your opinion.


 2. Using the 'List of common expressions' in the article provided, can you create a conversation you and a friend using the vocabulary of the 'textese' language?


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How to Text in English

How to Text in English | Modern Digital Literacy |
There have been some recent articles about how the language of texting is damaging the English Language. Whether you agree or not with this view, the language of texting is here to stay. Most of us...

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Lys Newcombe's insight:

The English language is in danger. These days it’s common for words to be seen shortened or broken down into a ‘text language’ comprised of how the word sounds rather than spells. Replacing ‘Laugh Out Loud’ with ‘LOL’, and ‘Be Right Back’ with ‘BRB’, it’s not hard to work out why the current generation of secondary students show an increasing prevalence in spelling, grammar and basic literacy errors. This article shows several examples of modern digital literacy and how they are becoming more and more prevalent in modern classroom practicums.

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 3, 2013 2:55 PM