The effects of texting on students' spelling skills. (c2014)

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dc.contributor.author Daccache, Jamayna Georges
dc.date.accessioned 2015-02-10T12:34:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-02-10T12:34:23Z
dc.date.issued 2015-02-10
dc.date.submitted 2014-05-26
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1928
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 38-40). en_US
dc.description.abstract The increase in popularity of text messaging and the use of textism, the abbreviated form of words, in 12-to-13-year-old students has raised concerns among teachers, parents, and the media about possible consequences on the students’ spelling skills. This study investigates the effects of being exposed to the correct spelling of words or to their textism on 12-to-13-year-old students’ spelling skills in four different Lebanese schools. Students were divided into two groups (control and experimental) and asked to complete a spelling pre-test and a spelling post-test consisting of thirty words. The control group was exposed to the correct spelling of words before completing their post-tests. On the other hand, the experimental group was exposed to the textism form of the words before completing their post-tests. Results showed that the students’ scores increased after being exposed to the correct spelling of words, whereas their performance decreased after being exposed to the words written in textism. Recommendations for further research include performing the same study with more than one exposure phase and spelling post-test and studying whether a certain form of textism helps students enhance their spelling. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Text messaging (Cell phone systems) en_US
dc.subject English language -- Orthography and spelling -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Students -- Language en_US
dc.subject Literacy -- Social aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.title The effects of texting on students' spelling skills. (c2014) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201105359 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Rula Diab
dc.author.commembers Dr. Mona Nabhani
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 hard copy: xi, 60 leaves; col. ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Middle School Students en_US
dc.keywords Messaging en_US
dc.keywords Textism en_US
dc.keywords Spelling en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2014.11 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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