Book Name: The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way
Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
File size: 918 KB
File format: PDF
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way Pdf Book Description:
With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson–the most acclaimed author of The Lost Continent–brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer enjoyment of the English language. From the initial 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 sectors.