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Txtng : the Gr8 Db8

Author: David Crystal
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. "It is bleak, bald, sad shorthand," writes a commentator in the UK Guardian. "It masks dyslexia, poor spelling, and mental laziness." Exam answers using textese  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crystal, David, 1941-
Txtng.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)749020491
Named Person: Englisch; SLANG
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Crystal
ISBN: 0199544905 9780199544905 9780199571338 0199571333 0199208972 9780199208975 9780199543403 0199543402
OCLC Number: 191758335
Description: ix, 239 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The hype about texting --
How weird is texting? --
What makes texting distinctive? --
Why do they do it? --
Who texts? --
What do they text about? --
How do other languages do it? --
Why all the fuss? --
Glossary --
Appendix A : English text abbreviations --
Appendix B : Text abbreviations in eleven languages.
Other Titles: Texting :
Responsibility: David Crystal ; with cartoons by Ed McLachlan.
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Does txtng spell the end of literacy? David Crystal looks at the evidence, investigating how txtng began, what it is, why it's used, and how it works. Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 is entertaining and  Read more...

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A jolly meditation, helped by the enthusiasm of a linguist revelling in newly coined lingo. * Tom Lamont, The Observer * Crystal's combination of enthusiasm and erudition is persuasive. I'm a Read more...

 
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