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The Resource Txtng : the Gr8 Db8, David Crystal ; with cartoons by Ed McLachlan

Txtng : the Gr8 Db8, David Crystal ; with cartoons by Ed McLachlan

Label
Txtng : the Gr8 Db8
Title
Txtng
Title remainder
the Gr8 Db8
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal ; with cartoons by Ed McLachlan
Title variation
Texting
Title variation remainder
the great debate
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book takes a long hard look at the text-messaging phenomenon and its effects on literacy, language, and society. Young people who seem to spend much of their time texting sometimes appear unable or unwilling to write much else. Media outrage has ensued. "It is bleak, bald, sad shorthand," writes a commentator in the UK Guardian. "It masks dyslexia, poor spelling, and mental laziness." Exam answers using textese and reports that examiners find them acceptable have led to headlines in the tabloids and leaders in the qualities. Do young people text as much as people think? Do adults? Does texting spell the end of literacy? Is there a panic in the media? David Crystal looks at the evidence. He investigates how texting began and who uses it, why and what for. He shows how to interpret its mix of pictograms, logograms, abbreviations, symbols, and wordplay, and how it works in different languages. He explores the ways similar devices have been used in different eras and discovers that the texting system of conveying sounds and meaning goes back a long way, all the way in fact to the origins of writing - and he concludes that far from hindering literacy, texting may turn out to help it
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crystal, David
Dewey number
  • 004.692
  • 302.235
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TK5105.73
LC item number
.C79 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Englisch, ..
  • SLANG
  • Text messaging (Cell phone systems)
  • Text messaging (Cell phone systems)
  • Text messaging (Cell phone systems)
  • Cell phones
  • Electronic mail systems
  • Online data processing
  • Text messages (Telephone systems)
  • Cellular telephones
  • Online data processing
  • Kürzung
  • SMS
  • Sprachwandel
  • Soziolinguistik
  • Engelska språket
  • Engelska språket
  • E-post
  • SMS (textmeddelande)
  • Mobiltelefoner
  • Cell phones
  • Electronic mail systems
  • Online data processing
  • Text messages (Cell phone systems)
  • Kurznachrichtendienst
  • Soziolinguistik
Label
Txtng : the Gr8 Db8, David Crystal ; with cartoons by Ed McLachlan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0804/2008002551.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hype about texting -- How weird is texting? -- What makes texting distinctive? -- Why do they do it? -- Who texts? -- What do they text about? -- How do other languages do it? -- Why all the fuss? -- Glossary -- Appendix A : English text abbreviations -- Appendix B : Text abbreviations in eleven languages
Control code
ocn191758335
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 239 pages
Isbn
9780199571338
Lccn
2008002551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780199544905
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191758335
  • (OCoLC)191758335
Label
Txtng : the Gr8 Db8, David Crystal ; with cartoons by Ed McLachlan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy0804/2008002551.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The hype about texting -- How weird is texting? -- What makes texting distinctive? -- Why do they do it? -- Who texts? -- What do they text about? -- How do other languages do it? -- Why all the fuss? -- Glossary -- Appendix A : English text abbreviations -- Appendix B : Text abbreviations in eleven languages
Control code
ocn191758335
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
ix, 239 pages
Isbn
9780199571338
Lccn
2008002551
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780199544905
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191758335
  • (OCoLC)191758335

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