International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

The Effect of Text Messaging on the English Language Aspects and Communication
Dr. Nagla Awad Ahmed Albasheer, Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed Alfaki

This study aims at investigating the effect of Text Messaging on the aspects of English language and communication. The descriptive research method is used. The findings indicate that: Text Messaging violates the rules of Standard English by deviating from the existing norms. Text messaging has great effect on the English language aspects. Furthermore, text messaging has a significant effect on communication. Text messaging increases confidence and interaction in shy and lonely people. The use of abbreviations leads to differences in understanding of single words because of the different ways of writing these words. The use of text messaging has spread and has become a new challenge in communication. The study has also shown that women tend to use longer and wider text messaging than men. Text messaging increases cheating among users. Moreover, text messaging wastes valuable resources like time, efforts, and money. It also causes thumb pain, sleep problem and finally, radiation is harmful to text message users.

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