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Author Name    BRYSON, BILL.

Title   The Mother Tongue: English And How It Got That Way.

Binding   h

Book Condition   Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.

Publisher    William Morrow & Co., New York: 1990.

ISBN Number    0888078958

Seller ID   10573X1

Covers the entire history of language, from the first crude murmurings of Neanderthal man thirty thousand years ago to explosion of English as a global language in this century. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such patently unphonetic ways, and why four has a u in it but forty does not. Includes an Index. "Bill Bryson has joyfully mined the rich ore of English to produce a treasure of a book about the treasure of our tongue." -- Richard Lederer, author of Crazy English

(Key Words: Languages, English Language, History of English Language, Bill Bryson, Noah Webster, Samuel Johnson, Linguistics).

Price = 7.36 USD

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