This book is the first to take an in-depth look at the linguistics of texting. It deals comprehensively with many different languages, and the examples it gives are quite enlightening, sometimes entertaining.
I agree with Professor David Crystal's argument that there is nothing to fear from texting. It does not degrade or destroy people linguistic abilities. As long as people are producing language, it can only be good for linguistic development.
Texting is a worry only for people who don't understand its nature. And the best way to understand texting is this: Do it. Join the club and start texting!...Continua