Now that you have given your opinion about the influence of the Internet on languages, I would like you to watch this video where David Crystal, a well-known professor of linguistics and important editor for Cambridge University Press, proves his theory on a BBC programme called "It's Only a Theory", his theory being: "Texting is good for the English language".
Take note of his arguments to prove his theory and send me a SpeakPipe with the main arguments in his theory. Do you think he made his point?
Deadline: Tuesday 29th
It is a fact that texting has become a new genre of communication.
Check the periodic table of texting below:
Try the matching exercise below and learn some of the most common texting abbreviations.
Now try translating the following text messages into common language.
This is part of an essay written by a Scottish 13-year-old secondary school pupil. Work in pairs reading the texting and ‘translating’ it into English.