The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue

By Bill Bryson

  • Release Date : 2015-06-02
  • Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • FIle Size : 1.24 MB
Score: 4.0
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The Mother Tongue 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.


  • Fascinating journey into the history of our language

    By Djlonboy
    Great read, classic Bryson. Just the right amount of history, interesting fact and humour. It does show it's age here and there where Bryson mentions "modern-day" facts and statics which all date from the 80s, but since most of the content relates to historical facts, this doesn't really matter much.