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Texting. I think that texting could be seen as creative as it has created a whole new 'language'.

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´╗┐Text language has evolved rapidly over recent years .Over 200 million texts are sent every day in the UK, that's over 3,000 texts a second. However, there is still a ongoing debate about whether texting is actually creative or not. I would define creativity as, being characterized by originality of thought, and as having or showing imagination. I think that texting could be seen as creative as it has created a whole new 'language'. An example of this language is shown in data sample A , ' dunno . mite just have an early 1. work again tomoz :( x '. Multi-modality, clipping, non-standard grammar and number homophones are used here but the main one , which creates a new language , is the textism used. The word 'tomoz ' is the textism, a word which is particular to texts. I think that this word, which is a clipping is creative. This is because if you sent it to anyone they would instantly recognise it in the context of the text and it is just much more concise and time-efficient, therefore creative. ...read more.


Again, this text is very formal. I think that these are very creative interactions, as ten years ago we would never have had this, so I think that the fact that we can do this now, as texting has evolved, is really creative and amazing. Texting has also allowed different people to express themselves differently, which I think is creative. Because of texting, I think that messages vary depending on the purpose of the message and the relationship between sender and recipient. I think that most boys text messages are relatively straight forward as shown in data sample C : ' Is the maths for 2day.' This shows a bit of slang, as a number homophone is used, but is mostly formal. This also shows a shared pragmatic understanding, which I think makes this text very creative, and easier to understand. However, with girls texts are much more abbreviated and more slang is used : ' Hi honey. Pls cn u send me that pic again? Lost it. TOOO CUUUTE!!! Xxxxx'. In this text vowel emission and hyperbolic use of language is used. ...read more.


If anything, they are much more informed by how we speak and write, which again shows the creativity and multi modality of texting. Text messages are often an attempt to capture in writing the patterns of speech. That is what David Crystal believes, as to clip a word you need to be able to spell it. I agree with this and the Canadian researchers in the Keven Drews article as I think that 'there is a lot of misconceptions about the way people use language when they text'. This is innovative because I think texting has created a new language which actually helps our English, and we wouldn't have had that help ten years ago. In conclusion, texting should be seen as a new and exciting form of speech. To criticise text language for making us bad spellers or as ruining the language is to misunderstand it completely. I think texting should be seen as very creative as it has opened a variety of different things to all of us. I think that texting will continue to grow and become more and more innovative and creative as it evolves in the near future. ...read more.

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