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Michelle A. Drouin

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Department of Psychology

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Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne

IPFW Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Honor Society) Student Research Competition



In recent years, text messaging has increased greatly in the United States (Reardon, 2008). This surge in text messaging has brought much attention to the possible detrimental effects of text messaging and “text speak” (i.e., the text message abbreviations such as prolly for “probably” that are used in text messaging) on grammar and literacy.

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