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 author also insists that there is no fr8 that texting has hurt classroom literacy rates. Working on a university campus, though, I’m certainly aware that the text messages are flying all around me all day long, and I want and need to learn more about the subject.

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Texting language is no different from other innovative forms of expression that have emerged in the past. This is clearly not a poem written by someone who doesn’t know how to use the language properly. Otherwise, Crystal crysal points out the antecedents of text messaging.

The book does a great job in convincing me that there is really nothing either deviant or inappropriate about how texting came to be. I’m not sure what the “the gr8 db8” is.

Txting: the gr8 db8 by David Crystal

Books by David Crystal. Nov 16, Sinead rated it liked it.

And if you’re afraid language is suffering from language abnormalities in text messages, this book might encourage you to see texting in a more positive light.

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Once the abbreviations were being sent via cell phones or over the Internet, people began to question its effects. I would recommend this book for teachers as well as parents. Feb 24, Deb rated it liked it.

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On the whole an interesting look at the linguistic side of texting, but not Crystal’s best book that I’ve read.

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 form for ever. So I decided to pick up this book and learn more about texting from a professional linguist, someone who has invested a great deal of time to study texting habits and put it in a perspective of language use and development in general.

The chapter on text messaging in languages other than English was nothing short of an ordeal. It is basically a new code developed by our younger generations to communicate.

Txtng: The Gr8 Db8

And I wasn’t going to admit to spending time in chat rooms. And I was also convinced that people who txt are not ruining the English language nor are they hurting their own writing skills. He read English at University College Londonspecialised in English language studies, did some rese David Crystal works from his home in Crstal, North Wales, as a writer, editor, lecturer, and broadcaster.


Crystal makes some great points throughout the book and I have to agree with him. I am writing all this in order to give you my overall perspective on texting prior to reading this book. If the information in these reports cannot be supported by evidence, I don’t see how you can debate it.

It is a type of language whose communicative strengths and weaknesses need to be appreciated. I feel that young teachers as well as older teachers could benefit from the information contained in Txtng: Cb8 abbreviations in eleven languages.

The book itself is fine. Words and phrases are shortened to meet the character limits of text rb8 as well as to speed up the process of texting.

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Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 by David Crystal

Yes, school reading, fight me. Crystal, a world renowned linguist and pr Text messaging has spread like wildfire. Written in so slightly out of date. It deals comprehensively with many different languages, and the examples it gives are quite enlightening, sometimes entertaining.