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The Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way
The Mother Tongue English How It Got That Way
Author: Bill Bryson
How did English, 'treated for centuries as the inadequate and second-rate tongue of peasants' become the undisputed global language? How did words like shampoo, sofa and rowdy (and others drawn from over fifty languages) find their way into our dictionary? In this revealing and often hilarious book, Bill Bryson examines the mother tongue and exp...  more »
ISBN: 315033
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 270
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Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Book Type: Hardcover
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