The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue

English and How It Got That Way

Downloadable Audiobook - 2015 | Unabridged.
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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 : HarperAudio, 2015.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780062458537
Branch Call Number: Overdrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (13 audio files) : digital
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Additional Contributors: McLaughlin, Stephen
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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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