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Txtng: The Gr8 Db8❰Download❯ ➹ Txtng: The Gr8 Db8 Author David Crystal – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk 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 wester 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 Txtng: The PDF/EPUB ² 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 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 Gr Db 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. 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 texting.The 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 that had been established over centuries Is it just a matter o 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 texting.The 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 that had been established over centuries Is it just a matter of time before those rules are all but forgotten, and the future of English or any other language, for that matter about 2 die just lik dat 4ever cuz no1 can spel all Lol OMG Youngsters especially are now accused,and , of being completely ignorant when it comes to spelling the blame being put on, you guess it, their digital gadgets and electronic doolalis with which they not only get their thumbs overexcited, but, also, vandalise and ransack, text messages after text messages, their poor language The never ending complaint is well known, and yetDavid Crystal, the famous linguist, tackles here the issue debunking, not without some quirky smirks, a few myths going around In fact, he tells what texting really implies in terms of linguistics and that from pictograms, logograms, ellipsis, abbreviations, initialisms, and other contractions, there s no need to panic here s nothing new under the sun Technology is new, but all the language plays we are dealing with certainly aren t a reason which, actually, explains their so rapid and popular appropriation and success As for the rampant illiteracy rate among our poor youth mmh he affirms not only that such worries are also far from new, but, also, that texting, despite the dislike of some hysterical mass medias, are just a scapegoat and a bad one at that Here s the surprise quoting studies to support him, David Crystal demonstrates that text messages, with all their features and peculiarities differentiating them from other contexts eg the writing of a school homework essay help the understanding that language is above all about different registers interacting with each other, making thus young people wayclued on in term of language use than their previous generations.You get it fascinating and easy to read, witty too, a few preconceived ideas are quite turned to shred It s a quick read, but a gr8 db8 indeed 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 difference 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 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 Even when I do, I try to write in full sentences and be as clear in my prose as possible However, I am not beyond ever condescending to the new texting abbreviations, and would occasionally pepper my chats with LOL, ROTFL, and of course , nor would I begrudge my interlocutors when they do the same So, I am not someone who gets too flu 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 Even when I do, I try to write in full sentences and be as clear in my prose as possible However, I am not beyond ever condescending to the new texting abbreviations, and would occasionally pepper my chats with LOL, ROTFL, and of course , nor would I begrudge my interlocutors when they do the same So, I am not someone who gets too flustered with texting as such It s texting that happens in inappropriate settings that really gets to me I like to interact with people in various online forums, and when they write whole essays in txt speak, and I find myself spendingtime decoding what they wrote than on the content of their arguments, then I take an exception to this whole business of texting I am writing all this in order to give you my overall perspective on texting prior to reading this book My attitude could be summed up as ambivalent to weary So I decided to pick up this book and learnabout 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 And for the most part, David Crystal does a wonderful job at that The book is filled with nice and illuminating examples, the parallels to previous changes in our use of language were appropriate and thought provoking The book does a great job in convincing me that there is really nothing either deviant or inappropriate about how texting came to be And I was also convinced that people who txt are not ruining the English language nor are they hurting their own writing skills However, the book does not deal at all with the use of texting in online discussion forums, my own personal pet peeve But other than that, it is a very well written book It also provides an illuminating and handy glossary of main terms, as well a list of text abbreviations from eleven different languages These are fun to look at and an interesting glimpse into how other languages deal with texting If you ever have to come across texting in your daily life and who doesn t these days , and whatever your attitude to texting may be, you could benefit from reading this interesting little book 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 in other languages If you like linguistics you will probably enjoy this book.The primary focus of the book, however, is the common allegation that texting is destroying people s ability to write and communicate legibly Crystal points out that 1 similar phenomena have exi 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 in other languages If you like linguistics you will probably enjoy this book.The primary focus of the book, however, is the common allegation that texting is destroying people s ability to write and communicate legibly Crystal points out that 1 similar phenomena have existed throughout English history, 2 many of the reports of linguistic corruption because of texting are overblown or patently untrue Turning the debate on its head, he argues that texting actually has a positive influence on language skills 1 It s difficult to break the rules or abbreviate words without some awareness of what the spelling is normally, 2 fewer people use abbreviations in their texts than is popularly thought, 3 even teens completely understand the difference between formal and informal writing, and 4 any language activity is an opportunity for practice and creativity.I enjoyed this book because it provided a perspective contrary to what seems faddish recently I ve become weary of dramatic Postman McLuhan esque jeremiads on how technology is destroying us Crystal offered a realistic linguistic evaluation of what is going on, acknowledging that people will adapt and use technology in ways that are fundamentally the same If you want to understand his argument of the book in a few minutes, read the first and last chapters.Highlights that were interesting to me Many of the new linguistic dynamics aren t new at all similar things have been happening forthan 100 years People thought that literacy was in terrible decline among young people as long ago as the 1920s There are real, identifiable linguistic mechanisms at work that are mirrored in other languages On the other hand, each language evidences distinctive mechanisms stemming from distinctive phenomena in that language The book was yet another confirmation that the discipline linguistics is sufficient to explain a wide variety of phenomena, and that technology hasn t changed anything about the fundamental dynamics at work Excellent, witty and easy read and a convincing argument I started out as someone who hated the way text speak was apparently massacring the language but he won me over. 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 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. 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 wonder they thought of so many weird and wonderful ways of minimising the number of characters they had to output Texters were clever people back then Now, they don t have to be This was written on a phone, and yet it s as easy to type grammatically correct text here as it is on a full size keyboard Point is, texting was different then and so this book is not so 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 wonder they thought of so many weird and wonderful ways of minimising the number of characters they had to output Texters were clever people back then Now, they don t have to be This was written on a phone, and yet it s as easy to type grammatically correct text here as it is on a full size keyboard Point is, texting was different then and so this book is not so relevant now That said, there are a few diehards that use all the abbreviations still Good luck to em Don t read this book if you re amongst them Only read it if you are masochistic or you like to know what it was like back in the day Then move on 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 antiquated 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 ev 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 antiquated 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 rooms.Since 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 you.Many 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 language.In 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 messages.The 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 one 14 a txt msg pom 14 a text message poem his is r bunsn brnr bl%, his eyes are bunsen burner blue, his hair lyk fe filings his hair like iron filings W ac dc going thru with electricity going through I sit by him in kemistry, I sit by him in chemistry, it splits my oms it splits my atoms wen he s me when he smiles at me This 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 minimalist.The 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 N no, GF girlfriend, OMG oh my god, PM post meridian first used in 1666 , IOU I 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 usedabbreviations 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 requires 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 apositive 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 critique both purchased and free books in the same way, I m legally obligated to tell you I received this book free through theVine program in return for my review Blah blah blah. Written in 2008 so slightly out of date But well written and interesting.

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    EPUB is an ebook file format that uses the epub the very origins of writing And far from 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 Gr Db 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. 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 texting.The 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 that had been established over centuries Is it just a matter o 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 texting.The 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 that had been established over centuries Is it just a matter of time before those rules are all but forgotten, and the future of English or any other language, for that matter about 2 die just lik dat 4ever cuz no1 can spel all Lol OMG Youngsters especially are now accused,and , of being completely ignorant when it comes to spelling the blame being put on, you guess it, their digital gadgets and electronic doolalis with which they not only get their thumbs overexcited, but, also, vandalise and ransack, text messages after text messages, their poor language The never ending complaint is well known, and yetDavid Crystal, the famous linguist, tackles here the issue debunking, not without some quirky smirks, a few myths going around In fact, he tells what texting really implies in terms of linguistics and that from pictograms, logograms, ellipsis, abbreviations, initialisms, and other contractions, there s no need to panic here s nothing new under the sun Technology is new, but all the language plays we are dealing with certainly aren t a reason which, actually, explains their so rapid and popular appropriation and success As for the rampant illiteracy rate among our poor youth mmh he affirms not only that such worries are also far from new, but, also, that texting, despite the dislike of some hysterical mass medias, are just a scapegoat and a bad one at that Here s the surprise quoting studies to support him, David Crystal demonstrates that text messages, with all their features and peculiarities differentiating them from other contexts eg the writing of a school homework essay help the understanding that language is above all about different registers interacting with each other, making thus young people wayclued on in term of language use than their previous generations.You get it fascinating and easy to read, witty too, a few preconceived ideas are quite turned to shred It s a quick read, but a gr8 db8 indeed 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 difference 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 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 Even when I do, I try to write in full sentences and be as clear in my prose as possible However, I am not beyond ever condescending to the new texting abbreviations, and would occasionally pepper my chats with LOL, ROTFL, and of course , nor would I begrudge my interlocutors when they do the same So, I am not someone who gets too flu 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 Even when I do, I try to write in full sentences and be as clear in my prose as possible However, I am not beyond ever condescending to the new texting abbreviations, and would occasionally pepper my chats with LOL, ROTFL, and of course , nor would I begrudge my interlocutors when they do the same So, I am not someone who gets too flustered with texting as such It s texting that happens in inappropriate settings that really gets to me I like to interact with people in various online forums, and when they write whole essays in txt speak, and I find myself spendingtime decoding what they wrote than on the content of their arguments, then I take an exception to this whole business of texting I am writing all this in order to give you my overall perspective on texting prior to reading this book My attitude could be summed up as ambivalent to weary So I decided to pick up this book and learnabout 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 And for the most part, David Crystal does a wonderful job at that The book is filled with nice and illuminating examples, the parallels to previous changes in our use of language were appropriate and thought provoking The book does a great job in convincing me that there is really nothing either deviant or inappropriate about how texting came to be And I was also convinced that people who txt are not ruining the English language nor are they hurting their own writing skills However, the book does not deal at all with the use of texting in online discussion forums, my own personal pet peeve But other than that, it is a very well written book It also provides an illuminating and handy glossary of main terms, as well a list of text abbreviations from eleven different languages These are fun to look at and an interesting glimpse into how other languages deal with texting If you ever have to come across texting in your daily life and who doesn t these days , and whatever your attitude to texting may be, you could benefit from reading this interesting little book 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 in other languages If you like linguistics you will probably enjoy this book.The primary focus of the book, however, is the common allegation that texting is destroying people s ability to write and communicate legibly Crystal points out that 1 similar phenomena have exi 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 in other languages If you like linguistics you will probably enjoy this book.The primary focus of the book, however, is the common allegation that texting is destroying people s ability to write and communicate legibly Crystal points out that 1 similar phenomena have existed throughout English history, 2 many of the reports of linguistic corruption because of texting are overblown or patently untrue Turning the debate on its head, he argues that texting actually has a positive influence on language skills 1 It s difficult to break the rules or abbreviate words without some awareness of what the spelling is normally, 2 fewer people use abbreviations in their texts than is popularly thought, 3 even teens completely understand the difference between formal and informal writing, and 4 any language activity is an opportunity for practice and creativity.I enjoyed this book because it provided a perspective contrary to what seems faddish recently I ve become weary of dramatic Postman McLuhan esque jeremiads on how technology is destroying us Crystal offered a realistic linguistic evaluation of what is going on, acknowledging that people will adapt and use technology in ways that are fundamentally the same If you want to understand his argument of the book in a few minutes, read the first and last chapters.Highlights that were interesting to me Many of the new linguistic dynamics aren t new at all similar things have been happening forthan 100 years People thought that literacy was in terrible decline among young people as long ago as the 1920s There are real, identifiable linguistic mechanisms at work that are mirrored in other languages On the other hand, each language evidences distinctive mechanisms stemming from distinctive phenomena in that language The book was yet another confirmation that the discipline linguistics is sufficient to explain a wide variety of phenomena, and that technology hasn t changed anything about the fundamental dynamics at work Excellent, witty and easy read and a convincing argument I started out as someone who hated the way text speak was apparently massacring the language but he won me over. 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 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. 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 wonder they thought of so many weird and wonderful ways of minimising the number of characters they had to output Texters were clever people back then Now, they don t have to be This was written on a phone, and yet it s as easy to type grammatically correct text here as it is on a full size keyboard Point is, texting was different then and so this book is not so 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 wonder they thought of so many weird and wonderful ways of minimising the number of characters they had to output Texters were clever people back then Now, they don t have to be This was written on a phone, and yet it s as easy to type grammatically correct text here as it is on a full size keyboard Point is, texting was different then and so this book is not so relevant now That said, there are a few diehards that use all the abbreviations still Good luck to em Don t read this book if you re amongst them Only read it if you are masochistic or you like to know what it was like back in the day Then move on 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 antiquated 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 ev 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 antiquated 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 rooms.Since 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 you.Many 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 language.In 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 messages.The 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 one 14 a txt msg pom 14 a text message poem his is r bunsn brnr bl%, his eyes are bunsen burner blue, his hair lyk fe filings his hair like iron filings W ac dc going thru with electricity going through I sit by him in kemistry, I sit by him in chemistry, it splits my oms it splits my atoms wen he s me when he smiles at me This 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 minimalist.The 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 N no, GF girlfriend, OMG oh my god, PM post meridian first used in 1666 , IOU I 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 usedabbreviations 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 requires 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 apositive 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 critique both purchased and free books in the same way, I m legally obligated to tell you I received this book free through theVine program in return for my review Blah blah blah. Written in 2008 so slightly out of date But well written and interesting. "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 239 pages
  • Txtng: The Gr8 Db8
  • David Crystal
  • English
  • 05 November 2018
  • 0199544905