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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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Born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland inhe spent his early years in Holyhead. Tthe you ever have to come across texting in your daily life and who doesn’t these daysand whatever your attitude to texting may be, you could benefit from reading this interesting little book. For one thing, a lot of these studies involved comparatively small groups.

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 by David Crystal

Jul 12, Dovie rated it really liked it. Sep 18, Amy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: What do they text about? It is written by a linguistics professor, which is what makes it so fascinating.

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Txting: the gr8 db8 by David Crystal

Books by David Crystal. Text messaging is certainly not the first place we’ve seen such language usage. Indeed texting is so widespread that many parents, teachers, and media pundits have been outspoken in their criticism of it.


Highlights that were interesting to me: I am writing all this in order to give you my overall perspective on texting prior to reading this book. If you want to understand his argument of the book in a few minutes, read the first and vrystal chapters. Sep 16, Moira rated it really liked it.

This book crrystal gives a great insight to the 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 geek when it comes to English Language and I’m slowly working my way through David Crystal’s books. These are the essentials of the book’s “gr8 db8”. Excellent, witty and easy read – and a convincing argument.

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8

The average reader may well have to grit his teeth and persevere just to make it through to the end. He also addresses, and dispels common myths about how texting is destroying the English language.

There’s not a “gr8” deal of “db8” here, and it’s hard to avoid the suspicion that the book’s sub-title was chosen for the opportunity it presented to use text abbreviations – indeed, the author even hints at something of the sort at one point p. Refresh and try again.

Some scholars are in an uproar, however. Apr 20, Grace rated it liked it Shelves: I’m glad I was, for his case is solid. The book itself is fine.


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And far from hindering davidd literacy, texting turns out to help it. In this humorous, level-headed and insightful book, David Crystal argues that the panic over texting is misplaced. Crystal makes some great points throughout the book and I have to agree with him. But well written and interesting. The focus is on language, but Crystal comments on social and cultural aspects of texting My attitude could be summed up as ambivalent to weary.

I really wanted to see a substantive debate on that question, but I just don’t think this book delivered on its promise in that regard. The book discusses texting from a linguistic standpont. Sep 04, Steven rated it really liked it. This book cannot ggr8 tell one about the current state of texting – he talks about phones with the keypad, and does not discuss the effects of modern As ever, Crystal is interesting and insightful to read, and this book is fairly accessible, even to those outside the field.