The mother tongue: English & how it got that way

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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Brysonthe acclaimed author of The Lost Continentbrilliantly 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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Full title mother tongue english and how it got that way
Author bryson bill
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subject_facet Audiobooks, English language -- History
title_display The mother tongue : English & how it got that way
title_full The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way, The Mother Tongue English and How it Got that Way, The mother tongue : English & how it got that way / Bill Bryson, The mother tongue [sound recording] : English & how it got that way / Bill Bryson
title_short The mother tongue :
title_sub English & how it got that way
topic_facet Audiobooks, English language, Essays, History, Humor (Nonfiction), Language Arts, Nonfiction