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John McWhorter:
Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

TED2013 · 13:48 · Filmed Feb 2013

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting — linguistically, culturally — than it seems, and it’s all good news.

Linguist
Linguist John McWhorter thinks about language in relation to race, politics and our shared cultural history. Full bio