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ERIC Number: EJ898510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Digitalk: A New Literacy for a Digital Generation
Turner, Kristen Hawley
Phi Delta Kappan, v92 n1 p41-46 Sep 2010
Digitalk, the language that teenagers use when writing texts and other electronic communications, is not deficient. It is just a different language used in special contexts. However, some students have difficulty with Standard English and mistakenly use the conventions of digitalk in academic writing. By helping students to be aware of those conventions and to compare them to the conventions of Standard English, teachers can use this form of literacy to improve students' academic writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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