Qbt1 Texting Essay

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Marissa Moxley SSID 000254893 QBT1, Task 5 Final The Use of Textisms Have Changed How We Write Marissa Moxley Western Governors University QBT1 – Research Paper The world is constantly shifting, expanding, growing, yet change is a greatly feared part of our daily lives. The human race are natural inventors and animals are constantly seeking new means of survival due to this fearful worldly attribute, change. Why is change so frightening? The answer is a simple one, you never know if the change is for better or for worse. Texting language is a change that educators have wanted to negate since before cell phones were the commodity they have grown into over the past 15 years, back when it was internet chat rooms and AOL IM (Green, 2007). Computer mediated communications are seen as the root of this power that has enveloped the 'Net-Gen' (Tayebinik et al., 2012) However, word contractions (the taking away of unnecessary letters, usually vowels, omitting words, the etc., or the combination of letters and numbers) have been found in early World War I sweetheart letters, were used on the Citizens' Band Radio channel and commercials have used them as advertising catch phrases (Green, 2007). The texting language, commonly referred to as Textisms or Textspeak, should not be a change that is feared, rather embraced for its helpfulness to the young and old alike. The research suggests that the use and creation of textisms are beneficial because textisms increase spelling proficiency, assist in broadening vocabulary and in learning sentence structure. Under 10% of all texts contain textisms, making the perceived affects on spelling highly exaggerated. The creation of phonetical alterations to words shows understanding of daily language. Many word contractions that are associated with textisms are found in other written forms and some are even in the

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