Dec 08, tomlinton rated it it was ok. I think million Facebook users played a small role. Practically Speaking Dan Rothwell. Crystal cuts through the exaggerations about the dire impact of the medium on language and places texting in context. Indeed texting is so widespread that many parents, teachers, and media pundits have been outspoken in their criticism of it.
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Unfortunately, the continuous references to all these studies makes for some pretty dry reading for the non-academic. Why all the fuss?
I’m glad I was, for his case is solid. The book also includes an interesting chapter on texting in other languages. Written txtnv so slightly out of date.
The causes lie elsewhere. 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.
I certainly don’t see very many people, particularly young individuals, reading this with fascination or great interest. Analyzing text messages helped prosecutors by disproving an alibi, which gt8 a killer in prison.
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Dec 01, Niki rated it liked it. It is written by a linguistics professor, which is what makes it so fascinating. Crystal provides an informed, lucid overview to the what, who, how, and why of the global texting phenomenon.
This book really 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 tbe.
Text abbreviations in eleven languages. Working on a university campus, though, I’m certainly aware that the text messages are flying all around me all day long, and I txtnv and need to learn more about the subject. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Back in 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 loudROFL rolling on floor laughingand TTFN ta ta for now.
This book really gives a great insight to yxtng 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 communication.
Feb 07, Joel Arnold rated it really d8 it. While I am not a teen and do not text with a lot of teens, I found I had never seen most of the abbreviated forms used in the examples in a text message. Feb 24, Deb rated it liked it. Excellent, witty and easy tbe – and a convincing argument.
Apr 02, Dagezi rated it liked it. However, a lot txng be learned about the origin and early years of texting, and should still be of interest to those who wish to look into it in more detail, who want to know more about texting as a phenomenon, and who enjoy Crystal’s work. He also put a great deal of effort into researching the global texting phenomenon and even compiled textims from 11 other languages.
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Txtng – David Crystal – Oxford University Press
Text messaging has spread like wildfire. To those who are pedantic about grammar and adhering to strict rules, this book shifts your paradigm.
I found the information about texting in other languages really interesting as it really demonstrates how we all play with language, something which Crystal sees as a positive and I tend to agree. 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 yr8 text message may not be around in its current form for ever.
He read English at University College Londonspecialised in English language studies, did some rese David Crystal works from his home in Holyhead, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster. He also shows how texting not only follows a similar path of development to other languages over time, but its inherencies of being quick, convenient, focused, personal, multi-tasking-friendly, empowering, and, of course fun, allow communication to be taken to new levels of creativity and function.
Oct 15, Daniel rated it liked txgng. I agree with Professor David Crystal’s argument that there is nothing to txtjg from texting. Yes, school reading, fight me. Half the class didn’t ev Back in when internet chatrooms were fairly new, an asocial geek in my honors English class wrote a paper on the validity tje an exciting new type of language that tr8 cropping up in chatrooms where people were regularly using abbreviated phrases like LOL laugh out loudROFL rolling on floor laughingand TTFN ta ta for now.
The main issue with the book is that it is out of date – of course, this is no reflection on Crystal but a reflection on the speed of the development of the technology, which he refers to within the book many times.