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LINGUIST List 19.2596

Sat Aug 23 2008

Books: Writing Systems/Sociolinguistics: Crystal

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        1.    Elyse Turr, Txtng: Crystal


Message 1: Txtng: Crystal
Date: 22-Aug-2008
From: Elyse Turr <elyse.turroup.com>
Subject: Txtng: Crystal
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Title: Txtng
Subtitle: The Gr8 Db8
Published: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Author: David Crystal
Hardback: ISBN: 0199544905 9780199544905 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 19.95
Abstract:

"Crystal presents a compelling arguement in favor of texting as a force
for, and signifier of, linguistic ability." --The Times, London

"A work that needed to be written, it's wholly persuasive in its arguments
and it makes the blusterers look a bit silly." --New York Post

"...wise, engagingly written, informative book." --Daily Mail

In this humorous, level-headed and insightful book, David Crystal argues
that the panic over texting is misplaced. Crystal, a world renowned
linguist, looks at every aspect 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.

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
                            Writing Systems

Written In: English (eng )

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