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The mother tongue : English and how it got that way: English and how it got that way
(eAudiobook)

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Published:
[United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2015.
Format:
eAudiobook
Edition:
Unabridged.
ISBN:
9780062458537 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 0062458531 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Content Description:
1 online resource (1 audio file (10hr., 45 min.)) : digital.
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Available Online
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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.

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Read by Stephen McLaughlin.
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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bryson, B., & McLaughlin, S. (2015). The mother tongue: English and how it got that way. Unabridged. [United States]: Harper Collins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill and Stephen McLaughlin. 2015. The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way. [United States]: Harper Collins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill and Stephen McLaughlin, The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way. [United States]: Harper Collins Publishers, 2015.

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Bryson, Bill,, and Stephen McLaughlin. The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way. Unabridged. [United States]: Harper Collins Publishers, 2015.

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