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Txting: the end of civilization (again)?


Carrington, V, Txting: the end of civilization (again)?, Cambridge Journal of Education, 35, (2) pp. 161-175. ISSN 0305-764X (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/03057640500146799


This paper begins with the author's recent participation in an Australian radio interview on the topic of SMS txting. It takes this as an entry point for an analysis and discussion of the discourses around txting to be found in a series of newspaper articles and taken up in the radio interview. Moving on from the initial analysis, the paper addresses some of the underlying tensions that come into play as new technologies and new literacies are taken up by young people and move with them into classrooms with existing institutional traditions around text and literacy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Carrington, V (Professor Victoria Carrington)
ID Code:144464
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2021-05-26
Last Modified:2021-07-29

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