Loading…

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

TED2013 · 13:48 · Filmed Feb 2013
Subtitles available in 29 languages
View interactive transcript
1,223,346 Total views
Your impact
Share this talk and
track your influence!

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
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

Discuss

323 comments

Enthusiastically agree? Respectfully beg to differ? Have your say here.

2000 characters remaining
Please or sign up to add comments.
Sort comments by
There are currently no comments for this talk.