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The mother tongue : English & how it got that way
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Published:
New York : Perennial, 2001.
Format:
Book
ISBN:
9780380715435 (pbk.), 0380715430 (pbk.)
Physical Desc:
270 pages ; 21 cm.
Status:
Huron Street - Adult Nonfiction
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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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General Note
"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1990 by William Morrow in 1990--T.p. verso.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-255) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Bryson, B. (2001). The mother tongue: English & how it got that way. New York: Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. 2001. The Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way. New York: Perennial.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill, The Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way. New York: Perennial, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Bryson, Bill. The Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way. New York: Perennial, 2001. Print.

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