Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of textism.

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Examples

  • While research shows that students who use more "textisms" - the shorthand lexicon that teens have adopted - do worse on formal writing, they do better on informal writing, says

    ajc.com - News

  • Dr Clare Wood, Reader in Developmental Psychology at Coventry University, studied the use of "textisms" - abbreviations such as 'plz' and 'hmwrk' - by a group of kids aged between eight and 12 over the course of one academic year.

    The Register

  • In fact, the children who were the best at using 'textisms' were also found to be the better spellers and writers.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • Surprisingly, the children who were better at spelling and writing used the most "textisms".

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • This is usually assumed to be a very bad thing and it doesn't take long to unearth worries associated with "textisms" especially when it comes to children and "hmwk".

    BBC Blog Network

  • One report published in the March issue of the British Journal of Developmental Psychology said that children who use "textisms" on mobile phones may in fact be helping their literacy.

    JournalStar.com - News Articles

  • In fact, the children who were the best at using ‘textisms’ were also found to be the better spellers and writers.

    2009 February 25 | Netflow Developments

  • Surprisingly, the children who were better at spelling and writing used the most ‘textisms’.

    2009 February 25 | Netflow Developments

  • That hoax essay from 2003, in which a pupil was supposed to have bemused her teacher by writing an essay entirely in textisms, is still doing the rounds.

    On txtng reactions

  • The proportion of textisms used was found to rise with age, from just 21 percent of Year 4 pupils to 47 percent in Year 6.

    TG Daily

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