The Mother Tongue Lib/E: English and How It Got That Way (Compact Disc)

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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.



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ISBN: 9781504715201
ISBN-10: 1504715209
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: December 15th, 2015
Language: English