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Text messaging has spread like wildfire. Indeed texting is so widespread that many parents, teachers, and media pundits have been outspoken in their criticism of it. Does texting spell the end of western civilization?

In this humorous, level-headed and insightful book, David Crystal argues that the panic over texting is misplaced. Crystal, a world renowned linguist and prolific author on the uses and abuses of English, here looks at every aspect of the phenomenon of text-messaging and considers its effects on literacy, language, and society. He explains how texting began, how it works, who uses it, and how much it is used, and he shows how to interpret the mixture of pictograms, logograms, abbreviations, symbols, and wordplay typically used in texting. He finds that the texting system of conveying sounds and concepts goes back a long way--to the very origins of writing. And far from hindering children's literacy, texting turns out to help it.

Illustrated with original art by Ed MacLachlan, a popular cartoonist whose work has appeared in Punch, Private Eye, New Statesman, and many other publications, Txting: The Gr8 Db8 is entertaining and instructive--reassuring for worried parents and teachers, illuminating for teenagers, and fascinating for everyone interested in what's currently happening to language and communication.

About the Author

David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has written or edited over 100 books and published numerous articles for scholarly, professional, and general readerships, in fields ranging from forensic linguistics and ELT to the liturgy and Shakespeare. His many books include Words, Words, Words (OUP 2006) and The Fight for English (OUP 2006).

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780199544905
Subtitle:
The Gr8 Db8
Author:
Crystal, David
Illustrator:
McLachlan, Ed
Author:
null, David
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Online Data Processing
Subject:
Electronic mail systems
Subject:
Data Transmission Systems - Electronic Mail
Subject:
Linguistics
Subject:
Social Aspects - General
Subject:
Electronic mail systems -- Slang.
Subject:
Linguistics - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics
Subject:
Anthropological linguistics
Subject:
Linguistics | Sociolinguistics & Anthropological Linguistics
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080901
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Cartoons
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
5.3 x 8 x 1.2 in 0.806 lb

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