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ERIC Number: ED543084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
"Do U txt?" -- Using "Txting" to Learn Maternal Languages: A Portuguese Case Study
Moreira, Sandra Cortes; Gomez, Ignacio Aguaded
Online Submission, International Journal of Innovation and Learning v9 n3 p298-310 2011
Analysing the influence of new technologies/media (e.g., mobile phones, chats, instant messaging services) on the use and learning of maternal languages basic rules is the goal of this investigation, involving teachers and students (10th, 11th and 12th grade pupils, aged between 16 and 21) at the "Escola Secundaria de Silves" -- ESS (Algarve/Portugal), and extended to include at the Irish School of St. Tiernan's Community (Dublin/Ireland). The use of "txting," commonly pointed out as being responsible for the destruction of correct knowledge/mastery of maternal language rules in younger people is, however, in our opinion, one more factor proving the constant adaptability/transformation of languages, revealing the user's high creativity, ability to synthesise and to introduce -- in "txting" itself -- different language skill levels. Exercises using "txting" were developed/applied at the ESS, proving to be motivational (both for students and teachers) and efficient in transmitting Portuguese language rules. (Contains 1 note, 1 figure, and 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Ireland; Portugal