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.

King Lear

Author: Scott P. Richert
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9781608700165
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... Johnson's Preface: A Glossary, and an Account of Each Play (London: Scott,
Webster, and Geary, 1843), 797. p. 107, par. 1, Bill Bryson, The Mother Tongue:
English and How It Got That Way (New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.,
1990), 76. p. 107, par. 2, Geoffrey Hughes, A History of English Words (Maiden,
MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2000), 180. p. 107, par. 3, Bill Bryson, The Mother
Tongue: English and How it Got That Way (New York: William Morrow and
Company, Inc., ...

The Pun Also Rises

Author: John Pollack
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101513861
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I would rather it should be from the paw of the lion than from the hoof of an ass:
Joseph Addison, The Spectator, No. 61 (London, May 10, 1711). 59. It had verbs
of ten types, nouns of three genders, and a complexity of endings: Bill Bryson,
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way (Perennial, New York,
2001), pp. 50–51. 60. In official matters, both written and spoken, English was
history: Bryson, The Mother Tongue, p. 54. 60. Meanwhile, as Normans began to
intermarry ...

Georgetown University Round Table On Languages And Linguistics Gurt 1994 Educational Linguistics Cross Cultural Communication And Global Interdependence

Author: James E. Alatis
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9781589018143
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"The Africanization of English." In Braj B. Kachru (ed.), The other tongue: English
across cultures. Champaign, Illinois: University of Illinois Press. 77-98. Broeslow,
Ellen. 1988. "Second language acquisition." In Frederick J. Newmeyer(ed.)
Linguistics, the Cambridge survey, Volume III: Language: Psychological and
biological aspects. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. Bryson, Bill.
1990. The mother tongue: English and how it got that way. New York: William

Word On The Street

Author: John Mcwhorter
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786731478
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Chapter One—The Heart of the Matter: Lava Lamps and Language Bill Bryson's
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way* (New York: Morrow, 1990
) is a witty, infectiously readable history of English that is also a crash course in
language change; Jean Aitchison's Language Change: Progress or Decay (
London: Fontana, 1981) treats the subject more directly with just as much humor
and clarity; for more detail, try David Crystal (ed.) The Cambridge Encyclopedia
of the ...

Thematic Guide To Popular Nonfiction

Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328558
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... slate but with no external resources to achieve it. Lasch concludes that "the
decline of authority does not lead to the collapse of social constraints. It merely
deprives those constraints of a rational basis. Just as the parent's failure to
administer just punishment to the child undermines the child's self-esteem rather
than strengthening it," the child becomes "dependent on the indulgence of those
above him." The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way by Bill Bryson
Bill Bryson ...

1001 Books For Every Mood

Author: Hallie Ephron
Publisher: Adams Media
ISBN: 1598695851
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LITERARY MERIT the Mother tongue: english and How it got that Way by Bill
Bryson “More than 300 million people in the world speak English and the rest, it
seems, try to,” journalist Bryson notes at the start of this fascinating, entertaining,
Department of Odds and Ends Spellings in English are treacherous and
opportunities for flummoxing abundant, says Bill Bryson in The Mother Tongue.
Which words in this list he presents are misspelled? 1. supercede 5. concensus
and ...