Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

By: Bryson, Bill

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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson--the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent--brilliantly 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.

Title: Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

Author Name: Bryson, Bill

Categories: Linguistics,

Publisher: AVON BOOKS: 7/7/2016

ISBN Number: 0380715430

ISBN Number 13: 9780380715435

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: USED

Seller ID: 9780380715435

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