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The Mother Tongue

English and How It Got That Way

By Bill Bryson
Narrated by Stephen McLaughlin / 10 hours 44 minutes

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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Author
Narrator Stephen McLaughlin
ISBN 9780062458537
Length 10 hours 44 minutes
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #3,549 Overall
Genre Rank #12 in Language
 

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