The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

Bill Bryson
3.9/5 (39060 ratings)
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 , 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.
Language
English
Pages
270
Format
Paperback
Publisher
William Morrow Paperbacks
Release
September 28, 1991
ISBN
0380715430
ISBN 13
9780380715435

The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

Bill Bryson
3.9/5 (39060 ratings)
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 , 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.
Language
English
Pages
270
Format
Paperback
Publisher
William Morrow Paperbacks
Release
September 28, 1991
ISBN
0380715430
ISBN 13
9780380715435

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