The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue

English and How It Got That Way

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062458537
0062458531
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 45 min.)) : digital

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