Monday, November 13, 2006

SMS language affects writing skills in the classroom

By Odette Ismail
13 November 2006

There is a concern that SMS language has made its way into the classroom.

Tamara Rodrigues a lecturer at Tshwane University of Technology completed a mini-dissertation towards a B Tech degree on the impact of the use SMS language.

She told the Sunday Argus that students were depending on this form of language as it is easy and not costly.

She said that this affected students’writing abilities. She said no punctuation is being used, but sentences are shorter.

Rodrigues says one cannot deny that SMS language has an influence on students and that language is something that develops as the world changes.


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