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The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way
The Mother Tongue English and How it Got That Way
Author: Bill Bryson
Bryson covers the entire history of language, from the first crude murmurings of Neanderthal man thirty thousand years ago to the explosion of English as a global language in this century. We learn why "island", "fright", and "colonel" are spelled in such patently un-phonetic ways, and why "four" has a "u" in it but "forty" does not. We discov...  more »
ISBN: 118211
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 279
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Publisher: William Morrow & Company, Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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