Txtng: The Gr8 Db8

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Product Details

Price
$12.95  $12.04
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.6 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780199571338

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About the Author


David Crystal is honorary professor of linguistics at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has written or edited over 100 books and published numerous articles for scholarly, professional, and general readerships, in fields ranging from forensic linguistics and ELT to the liturgy and Shakespeare. His many books include Words, Words, Words (OUP 2006) and The Fight for English (OUP 2006).

Reviews


"Crystal has performed an admirable service by bringing a linguistically grounded discussion of text messaging to a lay audience. Txtng helps readers appreciate the medium's potential sophistication and become less fearful of negative consequences." --Language


"In this witty and insightful work, Crystal examines the phenomenon of text messaging, notably in terms of its impact on language and society. Crystal cuts through the exaggerations about the dire impact of the medium on language and places texting in context. This book serves both as an excellent introduction to texting for the uninitiated and as a scholarly resource for those who study the phenomenon. Essential." --CHOICE