The Mother Tongue - English And How It Got That Way

The Mother Tongue - English And How It Got That Way

Bill Bryson


With surprising wit and remarkable perception, invoice Bryson—the acclaimed writer of The misplaced Continent—brilliantly explores the extraordinary historical past, eccentricities, resilience and sheer enjoyable of the English language. From the 1st descent of the larynx into the throat (why you could speak yet your puppy can't), to the wonderful misplaced artwork of swearing, Bryson tells the attention-grabbing, frequently uproarious tale of an insufficient, second-rate tongue of peasants that constructed into one of many world's greatest progress industries.

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