The Mother Tongue – English And How It Got That Way

The Mother Tongue - English And How It Got That Way Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 0380715430
ISBN-13 9780380715435
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight Bill Brysonthe acclaimed author of The Lost Continentbrilliantly 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

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