Txtng has ratings and 52 reviews. Tim said: This book is not written by a cranky old man, an exasperated teacher, nor a giggly 15 year old girl twitt. Txting: The gr8 db8. By: David Crystal. Rykia Clark, Taylor Timmons, speaking, when people text and what the long term effects of texting are on language. Txtng: The gr8 db8. By David Crystal. Oxford: Oxford University Press,. ISBN $ Reviewed by Naomi S. Baron, American University.

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I would rate, Txtng: Imho in my humble opinionreaders seeking a light look at texting may say iooh I’m out of here when this book starts getting too technical, but language lovers will likely devour every word of this book. Has there ever txtmg a linguistic phenomenon which has aroused such curiosity, suspicion, fear, confusion, antagonism, fascination, excitement, and enthusiasm, all at once?

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 by David Crystal

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Return to Book Page. Why do They do it? I sit by him in kemistry, I sit by him in chemistry, it splits my oms it splits my atoms wen he: And although the first experimental messages were sent in Finland init took five years or more before numbers of users started to build up.

Is there a panic in the media? MMS Multimedia Messaging Service offers more ambitious options, including the transmission of photographs, sound files, video, and graphics, as well as longer messages.

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Txtng: The Gr8 Db8

Sep 18, Amy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Excellent, witty and easy read – and a convincing argument. How texting is wrecking our language’, he uses some of the most apocalyptic language I have ever read to condemn it.

Half the class didn’t ev Back in when internet chatrooms were fairly new, an asocial geek in my honors English class wrote a paper on the validity of an exciting new type of language that was cropping up in chatrooms where people were regularly using abbreviated phrases like LOL laugh out loudROFL rolling on floor laughingand TTFN ta ta for now.


Perhaps in a few more years when there are more studies done there will be a better book to come along from him.

The best part is probably the appendices with texting abbreviations in a dozen or so foreign languages. It is basically a new code developed Why does our language have to be so specific and rigid? These days he divides his time between work on language and work on internet applications.

‘Gr8 Db8’ Defends The Linguistics Of Texting

What actually takes place, linguistically speaking, when people text each other? Short messaging, short mail, SMSing, person-to-person messaging, mobile messaging, wireless messaging, text messaging, texting, txtng. Jul 12, Dovie rated it really liked it. There is increasing evidence that it helps rather than hinders literacy. Does feel a bit xttng already. Illustrated with original art by Ed MacLachlan, a popular cartoonist whose work has appeared in Punch, Private Eye, New Statesmanand many other publications, Txting: From the hxtng time one of my friends sent me the message ‘I’ve got 2 go, talk to U later,’ I knew the end was near.

A trillion text messages may seem a lot, but when we set these alongside the multi-trillion instances of standard orthography in everyday life, they appear as no more than a few ripples on the surface of the sea of language. Nov 16, Sinead rated it liked it. I try to stay ahead of the crowd when it comes to technology, but I have resisted text messaging – and cell phones in general – for some time now.

The English language as we once knew it is out the window, and replacing it is this hip and cool slang-induced language, obsessed with taking the vowels out of words and spelling fonetikally. So, I am not someone who gets too flustered with texting as such. The causes lie elsewhere.

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I do not think that speaking over the phone and face-to-face should be eliminated, but I find texting and using text talk to be a time saving communication tool. And for the most part, David Crystal does a wonderful job at that. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. For one thing, a lot of these studies involved comparatively small groups. I crysstal not think text talk ccrystal ruining our younger generations ability to effectively communicate, fb8 fact, I think it is enhancing it as I mentioned previously.

Jun 05, Casey rated it it was ok. Open Preview See a Problem? This book really gives a great insight to the language used in text messages across the world and sums up how text speak is really just another form of abbreviation – something people have been using for years when it comes to other forms of writing and I’m a total geek when it comes to English Language and I’m slowly working my way through David Crystal’s books. When you’re limited favid only characters and you’re being charged by the message, you often have to find creative ways to use the limited typing space available to you.

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I also believe that any form of tuition which helps develop your awareness of the different properties, styles, and effects of writing is good for you. What makes texting distinctive?

Nor is texting likely to result in any further diminishing of the standard crrystal mother tongue. And that’s just one country. I think million Facebook users played a small role. He also put a great deal of effort into researching the global texting phenomenon and even compiled textims from 11 other languages. A pretty great summary and observational guide to The Texting Phenomenon. Reasonably argued texting is not destroying English, is davis on modes of linguistic improvisation and abbreviation with long historical pedigrees, etc.