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Mother Tongue

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 0141040084
Genre : English language
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The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language.
Category: English language
Mother Tongue
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Bill Bryson
Categories: English language
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Penguin Books Limited

The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some
The Mother Tongue
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Bill Bryson
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-02 - Publisher: HarperCollins

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
The Mother Tongue
Language: en
Pages: 394
Authors: George Lyman Kittredge, Sarah Louise Arnold
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-08-06 - Publisher:

A classic is back. "The Mother Tongue Book II" was first published over one hundred years ago, but the vintage grammar text from George Kittredge and Sarah Arnold has a faithful following, even today. The original text is all here, but with a fresh look designed to bring this classic
Learning the Mother Tongue
Language: en
Pages: 54
Authors: Clare Painter
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1989 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This study examines the way in which a child develops resources for expressing meaning in the first few years of life.
Beyond the Mother Tongue
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Yasemin Yildiz
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-01 - Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

Beyond the Mother Tongue examines distinct forms of multilingualism, such as writing in one socially unsanctioned “mother tongue” about another language (Franz Kafka); mobilizing words of foreign derivation as part of a multilingual constellation within one language (Theodor W. Adorno); producing an oeuvre in two separate languages simultaneously (Yoko Tawada);