The Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062417444
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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent—brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.

Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
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ISBN: 9780141037462
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Bill Bryson's Mother Tongueis a hymn to the English language.

The Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780380715435
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With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson--the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent--brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.

The Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
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ISBN: 9780688078959
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Bryson begins with language's Neanderthal origins and goes on the describe the key people and events that have shaped English into its modern form and character. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Bryson S Dictionary Of Troublesome Words

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767910477
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This is a language where ‘cleave’ can mean to cut in half or to hold two halves together; where the simple word ‘set’ has 126 different meanings as a verb, 58 as a noun, and 10 as a participial adjective; where if you can run fast ...

Mother Tongue

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Penguin Books Limited
ISBN: 9780141040080
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The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language.

Shakespeare

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007368968
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International bestseller Bill Bryson brings us this brilliantly readable biography of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare.

Made In America

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 140909569X
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In Made in America, Bryson tells the story of how American arose out of the English language, and along the way, de-mythologizes his native land - explaining how a dusty desert hamlet with neither woods nor holly became Hollywood, how the ...

How English Became English

Author: Simon Horobin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198754272
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"Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language continues to adapt even today, as English continues to find new speakers and new uses.

Words And Ideas

Author: William J. Dominik
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 0865164851
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Unlike most etymology textbooks, this one presents the words studied in the context of the ideas in which the words functioned.