The Gr8 Db8Book - 2008
"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. Exam answers using textese and reports that examiners find them acceptable have led to headlines in the tabloids and leaders in the qualities." "David Crystal 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 concludes that far from hindering literacy, texting may even turn out to help it"--Book jacket.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780199544905 (uk)
Branch Call Number: 303.4833 CRY
Characteristics: ix, 239 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Texting