The Mother Tongue


With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Brysonthe acclaimed author of The Lost Continentbrilliantly 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

The Mother Tongue 2015, HarperCollins

ISBN-13: 9781467621670

Unknown binding

The Mother Tongue 1991, Books on Tape

ISBN-13: 9780736620697


Audiobook cassette