Leave it to a linguist like Columbia University’s John McWhorter to challenge popular fears that texting marks the end of language as we know it. Remember, language is social and changes over time. The meaning of what one writes comes from who is reading. As for emojis, I find it interesting that language used to be far more pictorial–not just letter based. Think of hieroglyphs, for instance. Our language is evolving; teachers should step back and think creatively about how to 👍
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