The mother tongue : English and How it Got that Way. / Bill Bryson.
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- ISBN: 9780062417442 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
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.
Electronic reproduction. New York : William Morrow Paperbacks, 2015. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 726 KB).
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