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Psychology research seminar on 25th November: Texting and Literacy

Submitted by Helen Clegg

The next psychology research seminar is on Wednesday 25th November at 3.30pm in F43.  The speaker will be Professor Clare Wood from Coventry University.  Her talk will be on “Understanding the Relationships between Texting and Literacy”. Much has been written in the popular press about the impact that texting, and texting slang in particular, is having on children’s literacy development, and their spelling in particular.  In this talk, Clare will review the work she has conducted with colleagues which has examined the empirical basis for such concerns, and will discuss the nature of the relationship between traditional and digital literacy.

Refreshments will be available from 3.15pm.