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The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

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"Vastly informative and vastly entertaining...A scholarly and fascinating book." --Los Angeles Times

With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.

From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries.

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Published: 10/23/2001
Pages: 320
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.52lbs
Size: 7.96h x 5.32w x 0.65d
ISBN: 9780380715435

About the Author
Bryson, Bill: -

Bill Bryson's bestselling books include One Summer, A Short History of Nearly Everything, At Home, A Walk in the Woods, Neither Here nor There, Made in America, and The Mother Tongue. He lives in England with his wife.

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