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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Txtng: The Gr8 Db8

I had a feeling that I would be a bit bored with this book as soon as I got a few chapters in. Recommend, especially if you teach or have teenagers. Didn’t talk much about the impact of texting on the developing world, but one can’t have everything! Does feel a bit dated already.

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 by David Crystal

Dec 05, Gary rated it really liked it Shelves: Nor is texting likely to result in any further diminishing of the standard our mother tongue. Nothing overly bad about it, but nothing particularly impressive about it either.

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. These are fun to look at and an interesting glimpse into how other languages deal with texting. Our technology age has done crustal that. The author starts out by showcasing several award-winning poems that were confined to the character limitation of a thd message.


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

My primary reservation about this book is the edition, which, at least in the davie paperback edition I have, is shoddily designed and reproduced. Hardcoverpages.

Sep 18, Amy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: David Crystal Limited preview – With the continued rise of social networking platforms that blur the distinction between text messages, online chat, and blogging, and with the move away from mobile phones with numeric keypads in favour of smartphones and tablets with touchscreens, the character text message may not be around in its current f Given that this book was first published inand has sat unread on my shelf since ravid, I expected that it would be outdated, and largely superseded by developments in technology.

With little to no information on the full scope of possible variables on these studies, I can’t help but find them suspect. Dsvid feel that young teachers as well as older teachers could benefit from the information contained in Txtng: While I critique both purchased and free books in the same way, I’m legally obligated to tell you I received this book free through the Amazon Vine program in return for my review.

Refresh and try again. Now, we have students writing all day, everyday, to communicate with friends. I also believe that any form of tuition which helps develop your awareness of the different properties, styles, and effects of writing is good for you.


Txting: the gr8 db8 by David Crystal

I remember going through summers when I was younger without ever picking up a pen or pencil. In the book Txting: Once the abbreviations were being sent via cell phones or over the Internet, people began to question its effects. Media outrage has ensued. Jun 05, Casey rated it it was ok. Author David Crystal sets out to dispel media reports that texting promotes the butchering of the English language and is producing teens and young adults who cannot string a coherent sentence together without the use of “textisms.

If you like linguistics you will teh enjoy this book. A bite-sized reasonably entertaining read. It also provides an illuminating and handy glossary of main terms, as well a list of text abbreviations from eleven different languages. The book itself is fine. It’s texting that happens in inappropriate settings that really gets to me. Having spent four years working at a helpdesk, I pretty much hate telephones; many is the time I’ve cursed the name of Alexander Graham Bell over the years.

Some students have a hard time communicating face to face so texting allows for a less-stressful situation for these types of students. Jan 08, Tim P rated it liked it.