Is the English language really dying? Over the years, the English language has change and it will keep changing. In the essay “The Dead of English (LOL)”, Lily Huang question the negative impact that texting may have in the English literature. Personally, I think that English will always change and that texting is beneficial for this change. Texting can help English because of the great impact in on communication skills, on children’s literacy skills and on the intellect of a person. Texting can be beneficial in many ways.
Texting is an easy way for people to communicate. Huang says that according to David Crystal’s “Txtng: The Gr8 Db8” (oxford) texting actually makes young people better communicators, not worse and I support that point because for some that English is their second tongue and texting is a helpful way of communicating because they do not have to deal with the fact that they have an accents. Also, texting helps communications because even when you are busy and cannot call other people call other people a simple text can be helpful. Another point that Huang discusses is how according to John Sutherland in The Guardian texting can help people with dyslexia to communicate. Texting as a way of communication is a good benefit, and children are the most beneficiated by it.
Texting can also be helpful to children. As Huang expressed in her essay in one British experiment children who texted and who wielded plenty of abbreviations scored higher on reading and vocabulary test. This is because the more children are exposed to English by any kind of different sources the best it is for them to understand and use English grammar. ``Before you can write abbreviated forms effectively and play with them, you need to have a sense of how the sounds of your language relate to the letters`` wrote Huang after reading an article from David Crystal. Using abbreviations can be useful for children and can also influence in one’s intellectuality.