Mother Tongue: Popular Penguins
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Author: Bryson, Bill
Publisher: Penguin UK
Year First Published: 2008
Dimensions: 181mm x 114mm x 18mm
Format: Paperback / softback
Bill Bryson’s Mother Tongue is a hymn to the English language. In examining how a second-rate, mongrel tongue came to be the undisputed language of the globe. Bryson explores English from America to Australia and looks at, among other things, swearing, spelling, spoonerisms and Scrabble. No self-respecting English speaker should open his mouth without reading it.