OMG! How textspeak 'seriously harms teenagers' ability to develop language and ...

OMG! How textspeak 'seriously harms teenagers' ability to develop language and grammar skills' Experts say textspeak could harm teenagers' ability to develop grammar skills One study showed examples of texts sent by young people without any grammar One 13-year-old’s message read: ‘OMG ikr’, meaning ‘Oh my God, I know right’  A 21-year-old’s message to a friend said: ‘Yo dude r u still coming to party Friday'

By Julie Henry For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 23:43 BST, 15 June 2019 | Updated: 01:59 BST, 16 June 2019

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Textspeak is seriously harming teenagers’ ability to develop language and grammar skills, experts warned last night.

The growing influence of text message and social media slang means many young people often use language without grammatical structure, and this could limit their opportunities in the future.

Professor Jane Mellanby, director of the Oxford Group For Children’s Potential at Oxford University, said the

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