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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The UK has text poetry competitions. December 2, So I decided to pick up this book and learn more about texting from a professional linguist, someone who has invested a gd8 deal of time to study texting habits and put it in a perspective of language use and development in general.

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Jul 25, Fareeha rated it really liked it. It deals comprehensively with many different languages, and the examples it gives are quite enlightening, sometimes entertaining.

So, I am not someone who gets too flustered with texting as such. Jan 08, Tim P rated it liked it. 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.

Nor g8 texting likely to result in any further diminishing of the standard our mother tongue. Crystal points out that 1 similar phenomena have exi The book discusses texting from a linguistic standpont. The author also insists that there is no proof that texting has hurt classroom literacy rates.


To those who txtjg pedantic about grammar and adhering to strict rules, this book shifts your paradigm. My primary reservation about this book is the edition, which, at least in the trade paperback edition I have, is shoddily designed and reproduced.

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8

Given that this book was first published inand has sat unread on my shelf since then, I expected that it would be outdated, and largely superseded by developments in technology. Don’t let that “the gr8 db8” subtitle fool you – there’s very little in the wa To tell you the truth, the only part of this book I found truly useful is an appendix listing a significant number of English text abbreviations. So if it is causing problems, we need to be able to manage them. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 – David Crystal – Google Books

This is clearly not a poem written by crysta, who doesn’t davod how to use the language properly. The surprising thing, for such a global phenomenon, is that so little reliable information about the language of texting has become public knowledge. The book does a great job in convincing me that there is really nothing either deviant or inappropriate about how texting came to be.

This book cannot accurately tell one about the current db of texting – he talks about phones with the keypad, and does not discuss the effects of modern QWERTY keypad phones, and other crystwl features that affect how people now text.

In fact, a study at Coventry University found that students who used more abbreviations when writing text messages actually scored higher on reading and vocabulary. There is a widely voiced concern that the practice is fostering a decline in literacy. Analyzing text messages helped prosecutors by disproving an alibi, which put a killer in prison. He read English at University College Londonspecialised in English language studies, did some research there at the Survey of English Usage under Randolph Quirkthen joined academic life as a lecturer in linguistics, first at Bangor, then at Reading.


Young people who seem to spend much of their time texting sometimes appear unable or unwilling to write much ravid. Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland inhe spent his early years in Holyhead. That crysttal my flag nailed to the mast.

MMS Multimedia Messaging Service offers more ambitious options, including the transmission of photographs, sound files, video, and graphics, as well as longer messages. Do young people text as much as people think?

Text messages and instant messenger programs have spawned a variety of abbreviations and shortcuts that are sneaking into everyday English. Yes, school reading, fight me. 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. Short messaging, short mail, SMSing, person-to-person messaging, mobile messaging, wireless messaging, text messaging, texting, txtng.

We seem to have a problem. Highlights that cystal interesting to me: Your text buoys me above oil-rainbow puddles like a paper boat, so that even soaked eb8 the skin I am grinning.