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Virtually every day I get an email or phone call — occasionally even a letter — from someone asking a linguistic question or wanting to share a linguistic observation. For example, in May I received this from a journalist:. Here in Orange County, California, 11 to year-olds are increasingly using acronyms in their conversations. Text message shorthand is now everyday talk. Is it good or bad for language? Why is it happening?

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The lists of texting abbreviations from numerous languages other than Engilsh is this book's greatest strength. Otherwise, Crystal simply points out the antecedents of text messaging. Crystal provides an informed, lucid overview to the what, who, how, and why of the global texting phenomenon.

The focus is on language, but Crystal comments on social and cultural aspects of texting Txtng: The Gr8 Db8. David Crystal. This book takes a long hard look at the text-messaging phenomenon and its effects on literacy, language, and society.

Young people who seem to spend much of their time texting sometimes appear unable or unwilling to write much else. Media outrage has ensued. Do young people text as much as people think?

Do adults? Does texting spell the end of literacy? Is there a panic in the media? David Crystal looks at the evidence.

He investigates how texting began and who uses it, why and what for. He shows how to interpret its mix of pictograms, logograms, abbreviations, symbols, and wordplay, and how it works in different languages. He explores the ways similar devices have been used in different eras and discovers that the texting system of conveying sounds and meaning goes back a long way, all the way in fact to the origins of writing - and he concludes that far from hindering literacy, texting may turn out to help it.

Contents List. What makes texting distinctive? Why do they do it? What do they text about? How do other languages do it? Why all the fuss? English text abbreviations. Text abbreviations in eleven languages. He has written or edited over books and published numerous articles for scholarly, professional, and general readerships, in fields ranging from forensic linguistics and ELT to the liturgy and Shakespeare. How weird is texting? Who texts?

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The lists of texting abbreviations from numerous languages other than Engilsh is this book's greatest strength. Otherwise, Crystal simply points out the antecedents of text messaging. Crystal provides an informed, lucid overview to the what, who, how, and why of the global texting phenomenon. The focus is on language, but Crystal comments on social and cultural aspects of texting Txtng: The Gr8 Db8. David Crystal.

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