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.
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- 239 pages
- David Crystal
- 26 November 2018 David Crystal