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Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language
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Ebook Format: MOBI, FB2, TXT, PDF, ePub, RTF, DJVU, iBook, DOC Book Published: September 1st 2009 by Penguin Books (first published 1990)
Additional Info: Paperback, 269 pages Ebook's Rating:
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Book Tags: Non Fiction, Humanities, Language, History, Humor, Travel, Language, Writing, Reference, Science, Adult, Humor, Funny Original EBook Title: The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way

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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 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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