Mother Tongue

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Mother Tongue

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 explores the countless varietie 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 explores the countless varieties of English and the perils of marketing brands with names like Pschitt and Super Piss. With entertaining sections on the oddities of swearing and spelling, spoonerisms and Scrabble, and a consideration of what we mean by good English, Mother Tongue is one of the most stimulating books yet written on this endlessly engrossing subject.


Details
Title Mother Tongue
Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-13 9780140143058
ISBN-10 0140143058
Publisher Faber And Faber (penguin India)
Language English
Edition NA
Height 198 mm
Width 129 mm
Thickness 18 mm
Binding Paperback
Pages 288