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The Mother Tongue - English and How It Got That Way

Bill Bryson

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Description:

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. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can't), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world's largest growth industries.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen McLaughlin

Length:

10h 45m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

25:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:43


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:57


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

57:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

42:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

48:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:20


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

40:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

46:49


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

50:49


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

29:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

00:38