Table of contents for Txtng : the Gr8 Db8 / David Crystal.

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Chapter 1: The hype about texting             1
Chapter 2: How weird is texting?             11
Chapter 3: What makes texting distinctive?   35
Chapter 4: Why do they do it?                63
Chapter 5: Who texts?                        87
Chapter 6: What do they text about?         101
Chapter 7: How do other languages do it?    121
Chapter 8: Why all the fuss?                149
Glossary                                    176
Appendix A: English text abbreviations      189
Appendix B: Text abbreviations in eleven languages  199

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Electronic mail systems Slang, Online data processing Acronyms, Text messages (Telephone systems)Cellular telephones Social aspects