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Shattering the illusions of texting

An informative review of Crystal’s Txtng: The Gr8 Db8, a book I need to put on my reading list.  I’ve said many times that I’ve *never* encountered a student who absolutely cannot switch between txtspk and standard English.  Thus, to unpack that double-negative, I think students can and do regularly make the shift between social texting and more formal writing  — though I do think I’m seeing more instances of…