The Mother Tongue: 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781504715218
ISBN-10: 1504715217
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: December 15th, 2015
Language: English