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. Txtng. The Gr8 Db8. David Crystal. The world’s best known linguist takes a hard look at txtng; He comes up with some surprising and. Txtng: The gr8 db8. By David Crystal. Oxford: Oxford University Press,. ISBN $ Reviewed by Naomi S. Baron, American University.

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The Gr8 Db8 by David Crystal. I would have loved more about the changes in the Deaf community. Long liv r nobl Qun.

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8

In this humorous, level-headed and insightful crysttal, David Crystal argues that the panic over texting is misplaced. Given that this book crytal first published inand has sat unread on my shelf since then, I expected that it would be outdated, and largely superseded by developments in technology. This book really gives a great insight to ctystal 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 tr8 when it comes to English Language and I’m slowly working my way through David Crystal’s ddb8.

Selected pages Page 1. Texting language is no different from other innovative forms of written expression that have emerged in the past. I do have a cell phone now, but it’s only because my parents foisted one on me; unfortunately, they didn’t add text messaging to their plan, so I’ve never really been able to play around with that technology. Previous text language and text-like language usages include: Jul 25, Fareeha rated it really liked it.


We’ve created a method of calling anybody, any time, anywhere, the inventors might have said. David Crystal looks at the evidence. I’m glad I was, for his case is solid. The wet rustle of rain can dampen today. Indeed texting is so widespread that many parents, teachers, and media pundits have been outspoken in their criticism of it. Some scholars are in an uproar, however.

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 by David Crystal

The gr8 db8, David Crystal examines some ways that text talking actually enhances literacy skills rather than promoting a decline. Young people who seem to spend much of their time texting sometimes appear tye or unwilling to write much else. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Even if you are familiar with some of the terms in these different languages, you might want to just skip that chapter altogether. Oddly, Crystal apologises for being unable to gather much of his own statistical data; it is hard, he says, to get participants to hand over such private information.

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.

Half the class didn’t even own a computer. Potential readers should take note of the fact that author David Crystal is a professor of linguistics, and so the focus of the book is on the changes – be they positive or negative or both – that the exponential growth in text messaging may or may not be making to language. David Crystal Limited preview – Books by David Crystal.

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If you want to understand his argument of the book in a few minutes, read the first and last chapters. Oxford University Press Amazon. Apr 02, Dagezi rated it tge it. Such rapid and widespread adoption, inevitably, pinged panic radars, especially given the phenomenon’s popularity with teenagers. The basic argument is that texting is not ruining your children’s grammar The errors you see have always been present in roughly the same proportion I thought I was a little behind favid times and should read this to catch up No need after all crystzl to tell the truth I finished this extended essay skimmingly This is not to say the occasional idiot will not submit an application for a job position as one did to me entirely in txt msgs Just that it’s not the epidemic we seem to make of it.

As long as people are producing language, it can only be good for linguistic development. Mobile phones Daid reviews. The book is an excellent reality check and a positive insight into an innovative communication medium. Recommend, especially if you teach or have teenagers.

Account Options Sign in. Since most texting devices have a character limit, the use of text talk helps to broaden the information that is communicated.

Also, texting is more efficient than calling in some situations. It is written by a linguistics professor, which is what makes it so fascinating.

It is a type of language whose communicative strengths and weaknesses need to be appreciated.