Mother Tongue : The English Language

Mother Tongue : The English Language

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Bill Bryson
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • Publication date: 2008
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Weight: 0.17 kg Note that the actual book cover may differ from the picture

Bill Bryson's Mother Tongue is a hymn to the English language. In examining how a second-rate, mongrel tongue came to be the undisputed language of the globe, Bryson explores English from America to Australia and looks at, among other things, swearing, spelling, spoonerisms and Scrabble. No self-respecting English speaker should open his mouth without reading it.