The Mother Tongue

by Bill Bryson (Author)
Excerpt

“Vastly informative and vastly entertaining…A scholarly and fascinating book.” —Los Angeles Times

With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson 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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DRM Protected
Format
EPUB
Publication date
June 02, 2015
Publisher
Page count
320
ISBN
9780062417442
Paper ISBN
9780380715435