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Texting helps not hinders children's grammar and spelling, study says

Text speak may seem detrimental to children's grammar and spelling, but really it may be enhancing it.

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Children and teenagers using “text speak” while texting score higher on spelling and grammar tests than those who don’t, a study says.
Coventry University researchers compared the spelling and grammar of over 160 British students between the ages of 8 and 16 on two formal tests administered 12 months apart. They divided the students into groups of those who use text speak — meaning they spelled, punctuated and formed sentences according to popular text messaging styles (Im g8, C U L8tr) — and those who don't.
“They found that for the primary-age children in the sample, use of ungrammatical word ...

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