EFFECTS OF JEJEMON TEXTING ON THE SPELLING AND GRAMMAR OF
2ND YEAR SEC STUDENTS, S.Y 2010-2011
ANGELO A. CABATCHETE
NEIL RAY F. MORIGO
KRISTINE MAE G. SALINAS
JILLY JEAN VILLAS
LADY ROSE BAYABOS
A research proposal submitted to ISOBEL PJ H. CAMPOMANES, SST I, in partial of the requirements in
17 November 2010
Background of the study
It was observed that Jejemon way of texting affects the spelling and grammar
especially in students. Texting using jejemon style will not help students to become good
readers and Jejemon is a threat to spelling and reading ability of pupils and students.
It was observed by other researchers that most of the students of this time are
using jejemon style of texting which affects the spelling and grammar. Department of
Education (DepEd) Davao del Norte Division Superintendent Dr. Aurora Cobero in 2004
pointed out that such manner of texting deteriorates the spelling ability of students, and in
a way affect their reading capacity. DepEd Tagum City Division Superintendent Nenita
Lumaad agreed on June 3, 2010 that “jejemon” is a threat to spelling and reading ability
of pupils and students.
Examples of jejemon way of writing
eEoWpFhUeEhsxz -aQ / aQcKuHh -kEo -pfHoE / ph0w -uZtaH? - yuHh -jeJejE -
| "hi/hello""me""you""po (word that makes the sentence polite)""how are you?""you""a variation of jAjaJa; conveys sly laughter"
| The web Urban Dictionary defines “jejemons” as individuals with low IQ who
spread around their foolishness on the web by “tYpFing LyK diZs,” usually seen around
social networking sites such as Friendster and Multiply. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jejemon)
Several Facebook fan pages were created both in support and against the group.
Celebrities have condemned the wholesale mockery and derision of the subculture. Due
to the sudden existence of” jejemons”, 'Jejebusters' were created, a group of internet
grammar vigilantes, typically Filipinos, dedicating their internet lives towards the
eradication of jeje typing and jejemon existence. Department of Education (DepEd)
strongly discourages students from using Jejemon spelling and grammar, especially in
text messaging. Communicating with other using “Jejemon” are said to cause
deterioration of young Filipino students’ language skills.
Using the ‘jejemon lingo’ may
affect the language and spelling abilities of the students. Students should know how to
use proper language especially during examinations, essay, assignments, homework and
among others. “Jejemon” refers to those who managed to subvert the English language
to the point of incomprehensibility and online lynch squads. It is commonly used by
students in texting, email and social networking sites like Friendster, Facebook and
Twitter. Teachers play a big role in teaching and educating students on proper
composition of language and spelling to avoid students. This reason why there is
continuous training for teachers particularly those teaching English and Mathematics
Statement of the problem
This study attempts to answer the general question: How does jejemon way of
texting affect the students’ performance especially in spelling and grammar?
Specifically, this study attempts to answer the following questions:
What are the reasons for jejemon texting?
What are the effects of jejemon in students’ spelling and grammar?
Objective of the study
This study aims to:
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