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Mother tongue : the English language

Author: Bill Bryson
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1991, ©1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Packed with fascinating facts on the English language, Mother Tongue is an entertaining and didactic investigation of the influence and distribution of the language worldwide and its origins as a second-rate tongue spoken by peasants.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Bryson
ISBN: 014014305X 9780140143058 0670837679 9780670837670
OCLC Number: 24755548
Notes: Originally published: London: Hamish Hamilton: 1990.
Includes index.
Description: 269 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Bill Bryson.

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Packed with fascinating facts on the English language, Mother Tongue is an entertaining and didactic investigation of the influence and distribution of the language worldwide and its origins as a second-rate tongue spoken by peasants.

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