Txtng

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  • Hardcover
  • 239 pages
  • Txtng
  • David Crystal
  • English
  • 02 August 2017
  • 0199544905

About the Author: David Crystal

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Txtng Text messaging has spread like wildfire Indeed texting is so widespread that many parents, teachers, and media pundits have been outspoken in their criticism of it Does texting spell the end of western civilization In this humorous, level headed and insightful book, David Crystal argues that the panic over texting is misplaced Crystal, a world renowned linguist and prolific author on the uses and abuses of English, here looks at every aspect of the phenomenon of text messaging and considers its effects on literacy, language, and society He explains how texting began, how it works, who uses it, and how much it is used, and he shows how to interpret the mixture of pictograms, logograms, abbreviations, symbols, and wordplay typically used in texting He finds that the texting system of conveying sounds and concepts goes back a long way to the very origins of writing And far from hindering children s literacy, texting turns out to help it.Illustrated with original art by Ed MacLachlan, a popular cartoonist whose work has appeared in Punch, Private Eye, New Statesman, and many other publications, Txting The Gr8 Db8 is entertaining and instructive reassuring for worried parents and teachers, illuminating for teenagers, and fascinating for everyone interested in what s currently happening to language and communication. New Download Txtng [ Author ] David Crystal [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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8 thoughts on “Txtng

  1. Tim P says:

    This book is not written by a cranky old man, an exasperated teacher, nor a giggly 15 year old girl twittering about her love for Twilight characters It is written by a linguistics professor, which is what makes it so fascinating Weighing in on the debate about whether texting is destroying the English language or whether it is a natural evolution of the language, Crystal compiles a series of compelling essays that can be devoured in one sitting Especially interesting the cultural difference This book is not written by a cranky old man, an exasperated teacher, nor a giggly 15 year old girl twittering about her love for Twilight characters It is written by a linguistics professor, which is what makes it so fascinating Weighing in on the debate about whether texting is destroying the English language or whether it is a natural evolution of the language, Crystal compiles a series of compelling essays that can be devoured in one sitting Especially int...

  2. Bojan Tunguz says:

    I am one of those people who never got into the whole texting craze, primarily because I hardly ever use my cell phone and I rarely chat with my friends online Even when I do, I try to write in full sentences and be as clear in my prose as possible However, I am not beyond ever condescending to the new texting abbreviations, and would occasionally pepper my chats with LOL, ROTFL, and of course , nor would I begrudge my interlocutors when they do the same So, I am not someone who gets too flu I am one of those people who never got into the whole texting craze, primarily because I hardly ever use my cell phone and I rarely chat with my friends online Even when I do, I try to write in full sentences and be as clear in my prose as possible However, I am not beyond ever condescending to the new texting abbreviations, and would occasionally pepper my chats with LOL, ROTFL, and of course , nor would I begrudge my interlocutors when they do the same So, I am not someone who gets too flustered with texting as such It s texting that happens in inappropriate settings that really gets to me I like to interact with people in various online forums, and when they write whole essays in txt speak, and I find myself spendingtime decoding what they wrote than on the content of their arguments, then I take an exception to this whole business of texting I am writing all this in order to give you my overall perspective on texting prior to reading this book ...

  3. Joel Arnold says:

    The book discusses texting from a linguistic standpont Crystal identifies the linguistic mechanisms and dynamics at work in texting and places it in historical context One chapter also gives a limited discussion of texting in other languages If you like linguistics you will probably enjoy this book.The primary focus of the book, however, is the common allegation that texting is destroying people s ability to write and communicate legibly Crystal points out that 1 similar phenomena have exi The book discusses texting from a linguistic standpont Crystal identifies the linguistic mechanisms and dynamics at work in texting and places it in historical context One chapter also gives a limited discussion of texting in other languages If you like linguistics you will probably enjoy this book.The primary focus of the book, however, is the common allegation that texting is destroying people s ability to write and communicate legibly Crystal points out that 1 similar phenomena have existed throughout English history, 2 many of the reports of linguistic corruption because of texting are overblown or patently untrue...

  4. Laura says:

    This was interesting in an anecdotal way for the first 50 pages or so But the author really didn t have anything profound to say, and the book published in 2008 already seems dated.

  5. Nina Chachu says:

    A bit academic in places, but a pretty readable defence of texting Didn t talk much about the impact of texting on the developing world, but one can t have everything

  6. Moira says:

    Excellent, witty and easy read and a convincing argument I started out as someone who hated the way text speak was apparently massacring the language but he won me over.

  7. Amy says:

    Back in 1996 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 loud , ROFL rolling on floor laughing , and TTFN ta ta for now Our antiquated teacher didn t seem to know enough about what the guy was talking about to pass any judgement on it one way or the other Half the class didn t ev Back in 1996 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 loud , ROFL rolling on floor laughing , and TTFN ta ta for now Our antiquated teacher didn t seem to know enough about what the guy was talking about to pass any judgement on it one way or the other Half the class didn t even own a comput...

  8. Hannah Beth says:

    Very helpful as research for an essay I was writing.