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Journeys in english / Bill Bryson.

Bryson, Bill. (Author). Bryson, Bill. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781408406274 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (3 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: London : AudioGO Ltd, 2008.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Bill Bryson.
Summary, etc.: BILL BRYSON presents a fascinating exploration of THE HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. This highly entertaining BBC Radio 4 series is written and presented by Bill Bryson and based on his bestselling book, Mother Tongue. In it he romps through the history of Britain to reveal how English became such an infuriatingly complex - but ultimately world-beating - language. But why English? Why don't we speak Gallic, or any other of the European languages? According to Bryson, it's down to the remarkable ability for the English language to assimilate other vocabularies, to adapt and - above all - to survive. From the old English words that are still in everyday use, such as 'eat', 'drink', 'man' and 'wife', to the current hybrid language of the 21st century with its many diverse dialects, Bryson, in his unique and ever-affable style, guides us through the development of English into a rich and expressive language. Bryson explains how English has been shaped through invasion and conquest...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 77688 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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