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The mother tongue: English and how it got that way

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A history of the English language written in a non-technical manner for a general audience. Bryson begins with language's Neanderthal origins and goes on the describe the key people and events that have shaped English into its modern form and character. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Grouping Title mother tongue english and how it got that way
Grouping Author bryson bill
Grouping Category book
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet English language -- History
title_display The mother tongue : English and how it got that way
title_full The mother tongue : English and how it got that way / Bill Bryson, The mother tongue : English and how it got that way [electronic resource] / Bill Bryson
title_short The mother tongue :
title_sub English and how it got that way
topic_facet English language, History