The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue

English & How It Got That Way

Downloadable Audiobook - 1991
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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: New York : Avon Books, 1991.
Copyright Date: ©1990
ISBN: 9780062458537
Branch Call Number: eAUDIO OVERDRI
Characteristics: audio file
1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Jun 19, 2016

I don't care how old this is, for me it's so explanatory & interesting. I suppose one is a BB fan or not. I prefer the print over this audio.

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