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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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9780688078959
9780062458537
9780380715435
9780062417442
9781467621670
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title_display The mother tongue : English & how it got that way
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