OMG! Guest speaker discusses how netspeak impacts language

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OMG! Guest speaker discusses how netspeak impacts language

Published on January 24 2012


"Older grammarians hypothesize that the use of acronyms such as LOL and OMG are examples of the English language crumbling. But a researcher will speak at Brock this week about how that’s just not the case.

Sali Tagliamonte, professor of Linguistics at the University of Toronto, is the next presenter in the annual Department of Applied Linguistics Speaker Series at Brock. Tagliamonte did a two-year study showing that Internet and text acronyms such as PAW (parents are watching) or TTYL (talk to you later) show a sophisticated grasp of language, rather than a linguistic doomsday scenario."

January 24th, 2012:
TVCogeco was on hand at the recent Department of Applied Linguistics Speaker Series featuring Professor Sali Tagliamonte of the University of Toronto. To see the video from this event, please visit TVCogeco.

For the iTunesU audio file of the presentation, please visit itunesU.