How Does Language Really Hindered The Intelligence Of Us?

846 WordsNov 24, 20154 Pages
Living in our Past While our Future is Growing Long gone are the days of beautifully hand written letters to our loved ones, sprayed with cologne, sealed with kisses or stuffed with rose petals. Our present and future weighs heavily on smartphones, iPads, and computers. These items are our links to social media, twitter, blogs, and a plethora of social interactions without us leaving our home. Some critics believe our younger generation language skills are suffering due to the use of texting versus verbal communication. According to Drew Cingle and S. Shyam Sundar from Penn State University, “the fact that young people use techspeak, shortcuts, homophones, omissions, non-essential letters, and initials to communicate with one another, harms their ability to switch from that form of language to normal grammar” (qtd. in Williams). The language of this generation has evolved over the years such as the generations that came before them. We should ask ourselves. Has the evolution of language really hindered the intelligence of us here in the twenty first century, or has it indeed brought us to the next level of intelligence? We have come a long way from the eighteenth century to this present time. Various ways of communication has proven to help our society evolve in a positive direction. Children suffering from different spectrums of autism are able to perform in classrooms now due to our advances in technology, yet before they were not able to participate in traditional
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