The â€˜SMSâ€™ Style of Communication: Effect on Language and Communicative Skills of students of a Ghanaian University
Keywords:Language, Messaging, Texting, Style, Communication, Ghana, Mobile device
This paper examines the use of SMS style of communication among Ghanaian University students and the effect this practice has on their linguistic competence. The basic design used in this study was descriptive survey. The subjects of the study comprised first year students of the Department of English, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.Â The sample of the study comprised 110 students from a population of 368 students.Â The instruments used were written and oral tests developed and implemented by the researcher.Â The study revealed that students who practice SMS style of communication in their day-to-day communication improved their linguistic competence.
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