Video on Communication: TED CONFERENCE.

 

 

“Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? … there’s much more to texting — linguistically, culturally — than it seems, and it’s all good news.” (McWhorter, 2013)

John McWhorter speaks of the developing communication skills, regarding technological advances, in the youth of today. He reiterates the point that Generation Y is increasing their English skills, proving bi-lingual in the language of ‘texting’. I found this video particularly fascinating because of the stance he has decided to take. His stance contradicts general public opinion that texting is killing the language skills of the young. It is an interesting watch and he makes some viable points.

Reference List:                                                                                                                                                                                            Txting is killing language. JK!!! 2013, accessed 8 August 2014, <https://www.ted.com/talks/john_mcwhorter_txtng_is_killing_language_jk&gt;.

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About me.

My name is Casey Atkins; I’m an 18-year-old university student from the Gold Coast. My main degree is Communications majoring in literature and creative writing. Previously I was studying Occupational Therapy, but felt that I was not passionate enough to complete the degree. As a result I decided to follow my real passion of English, writing and creating. I am obsessed with writing and am enjoying university life much more, now that I am completing a degree I feel at home with. Overall, my career goal is to complete the bachelor of Communications and then complete a diploma of education- majoring in Senior English and creative studies. I am really looking forward to the future, now that I have a set goal and plan to achieve my dreams