The mother tongue: English & how it got that way
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Published:
New York : Perennial, 2001.
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Book
ISBN:
9780380715435, 0380715430
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270 pages ; 21 cm.
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The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language.

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"A hardcover edition of this book was published in 1990 by William Morrow in 1990--T.p. verso.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-255) and index.
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The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language.
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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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