David Crystal - Texts and Tweets: myths and realities
Professor David Crystal, one of the world's leading linguistic experts, challenges some myths in this 30 minute talk.
The myths he covers are:
Myth 1: Youth text messages are littered with mangled abbreviations
Myth 2: The youth use abbreviations as a way to trick adults
Myth 3: The youth don't know how to spell
Myth 4: Youth school essays are filled with inappropriate abbreviations
Myth 5: We are rearing a generation of children who have no responsibility toward language
Watch the clip and make notes about the 5 "myths"