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Free read Txtng The Gr8 Db8 Free read ↠ Txtng The Gr8 Db8 Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì David Crystal M hindering children's literacy texting turns out to help itIllustrated 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 communicatio. Back in 1996 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 loud ROFL rolling on floor laughing and TTFN ta ta for now Our antiuated teacher didn t seem to know enough about what the guy was talking about to pass any judgement on it one way or the other Half the class didn t even own a computer And I wasn t going to admit to spending time in chat roomsSince then this type of abbreviated language has made its way to text messaging on cell phones in an even larger way because of the 180 character text limitations of sending text messages via SMS short messaging service When you re limited to only 180 characters and you re being charged by the message you often have to find creative ways to use the limited typing space available to youMany people find the abbreviated writing of text messages to be foreboding of a generation that will become unable to use English properly Others find the abbreviations used in text messaging to be a bastardization and degradation of the languageIn the book Txting The Gr8 Db8 linguist David Crystal attempts to show that abbreviations in language is nothing new that the abbreviated language of text messages is creative word play that texters know when to use proper English and that our youngsters around the world are not taking our languages to hell in a hand basket by their alternate spellings in text messagesThe author starts out by showcasing several award winning poems that were confined to the 180 character limitation of a text message My very favorite was this one14 a txt msg pom 14 a text message poemhis is r bunsn brnr bl% his eyes are bunsen burner bluehis hair lyk fe filings his hair like iron filingsWacdc going thru with electricity going throughI sit by him in kemistry I sit by him in chemistryit splits my oms it splits my atomswen he s me when he smiles at meThis is clearly not a poem written by someone who doesn t know how to use the language properly In fact there has even been a recent phenomenon in many Asian countries of entire books being written in installments by text messaging The language is very specific and minimalistThe author gives many examples of how language is already full of abbreviations and plays on words Text messaging is certainly not the first place we ve seen such language usage Previous text language and text like language usages include THE REBUS This is a play on words where pictures numbers and letters are combined to form phrases 2 picture of bee picture of oar not 2 picture of bee to be or not to be ACRONYMS abbreviations that we have turned into words NATO NASA NAFTA ALPHABETISMS abbreviations where we say the letters BBC GOP PTA DC LOGOGRAMS a symbol represents a word or part of a word b4 om 2day EMOTICONS keyboard characters are used together to show emotions P o INITIALS Nno GFgirlfriend OMGoh my god PMpost meridian first used in 1666 IOUI owe you first used in 1618 FYI ASAP SOS PBJ SEMITIC LANGUAGES often omit vowels in writing ABBREVIATIONS dept sgt Mrs cm kg ft NON STANDARD SPELLINGS ya thru nite luv gonna thanx wassup many found in the literature of greats like Twain and Dickens SHORTENINGS exam phone mon tues uni bro biog inclu gov doc max diff mob short for mobile vulgus LANGUAGE PLAY LOL ROFL ROFLMAO rolling on floor laughing my ass offThe author insists that users of abbreviated language of all sorts including texters consider the appropriateness of using abbreviations based on the audience s familiarity with abbreviations the age of the audience and the formality of the writing situation The author also insists that there is no proof that texting has hurt classroom literacy rates Students often find it helpful for notetaking but know not to use it for essays or assignments In fact a 2006 7 study at Coventry University found that students who used abbreviations when writing text messages actually scored higher on reading and vocabulary The reason is that a student has to know how to use the language properly before he or she can play with it and morph it Converting regular language into an alternate language reuires creativity good visual memory and good motor skills I think that anyone who enjoys linguistics and words would be interested in reading this book If you find alternate spellings and language play to be annoying this book might open your eyes to the creative side of 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 positive light Also if you re in need of a text language dictionary this book has not only one in English but also one in Chinese Czech Dutch Finnish French German Italian Portuguese Spanish Swedish and Welsh Note While I critiue both purchased and free books in the same way I m legally obligated to 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Free read Txtng The Gr8 Db8 Free read ↠ Txtng The Gr8 Db8 Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì David Crystal 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 as. This book is not written by a cranky old man an exasperated teacher nor a giggly 15 year old girl twittering about her love for Twilight characters It is written by a linguistics professor which is what makes it so fascinating Weighing in on the debate about whether texting is destroying the English language or whether it is a natural evolution of the language Crystal compiles a series of compelling essays that can be devoured in one sitting Especially interesting the cultural differences in texting in Europe and Asia Recommend especially if you teach or have teenagers I did think it was weird that the entire works cited was just web sites though The Reluctant 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 Vargens lilla lamm every as. This book is not written by a cranky old man an Looking Good Dead exasperated teacher nor a giggly 15 year old girl twittering about her love for Twilight characters It is written by a linguistics professor which is what makes it so fascinating Weighing in on the debate about whether texting is destroying the English language or whether it is a natural On the Banks of Lethe evolution of the language Crystal compiles a series of compelling The Plot Whisperer essays that can be devoured in one sitting Especially interesting the cultural differences in texting in Europe and Asia Recommend Echo Falls (Echo Falls, #1) especially if you teach or have teenagers I did think it was weird that the Honor entire works cited was just web sites though

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    [Txtng The Gr8 Db8] Kindle À David Crystal In a digital age where no one seems to be able to live without a smart phone at hand here's a relevant book addressing the passionate debate regarding how our languages' future might be if at all affected by textingThe never ending complaint is well known we give in to the need for speed and so text each others messages those grammar is butchered mercilessly massacred throwing thus out of the window the rules and conventions tha

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    [Txtng The Gr8 Db8] Kindle À David Crystal This book is not written by a cranky old man an exasperated teacher nor a giggly 15 year old girl twittering about her love for Twilight characters It is written by a linguistics professor which is what makes it so fascinating Weighing in on the debate about whether texting is destroying the English language or whether it is a natural evolution of the language Crystal compiles a series of compelling essays that

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    Free read Txtng The Gr8 Db8 David Crystal ì 2 Read & download Free download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì David Crystal 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 cha

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    [Txtng The Gr8 Db8] Kindle À David Crystal The book discusses texting from a linguistic standpont Crystal identifies the linguistic mechanisms and dynamics at work in texting and places it in historical context One chapter also gives a limited discussion of texting i

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    Free read Txtng The Gr8 Db8 David Crystal ì 2 Read & download Free download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì David Crystal A bit academic in places but a pretty readable defence of texting Didn't talk much about the impact of texting on the developing world but one can't have everything

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    [Txtng The Gr8 Db8] Kindle À David Crystal This was interesting in an anecdotal way for the first 50 pages or so But the author really didn't have anything profound to say and the book published in 2008 already seems dated

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    [Txtng The Gr8 Db8] Kindle À David Crystal David Crystal ì 2 Read & download Free download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì David Crystal 2008 was such a long time ago in the history of texting Almost all texts were done on a number pad No wonder they abbreviated No wo

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    Free download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì David Crystal David Crystal ì 2 Read & download [Txtng The Gr8 Db8] Kindle À David Crystal Back in 1996 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 regular

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    [Txtng The Gr8 Db8] Kindle À David Crystal Free download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì David Crystal Written in 2008 so slightly out of date But well written and interesting

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  • Hardcover
  • 239
  • Txtng The Gr8 Db8
  • David Crystal
  • English
  • 27 June 2018
  • 9780199544905