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Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Phone texting 'helps pupils to spell'

Children who regularly use the abbreviated language of text messages are actually improving their ability to spell correctly, research suggests.

A study of eight to 12 year olds found that rather than damaging reading and writing, "text speak" is associated with strong literacy skills.

BBC website

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