Friday, March 01, 2013

Anne Curzan discusses the language effects of texting in The Chronicle

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In a March 1 article in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dr. Anne Curzan discusses the detailed set of conventions used in electronically mediated communication (EMC), such as texting. Curzan also explains why the language used in texts, facebook posts, and tweets is not “ruining the English language.” In fact, she points out how students’ understanding of EMC conventions may help them grasp conventions in other forms of written communication, such as academic prose.

Read Dr. Curzan’s article.

Anne Curzan is Professor, School of Education; Professor, Departments of English and Linguistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Cochair, Joint Program in English and Education

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