the mother tongue

Download Book The Mother Tongue in PDF format. You can Read Online The Mother Tongue here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

The Mother Tongue

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 9780062417442
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 79. 16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 660
Read : 1309

Download Now


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.

Mother Tongue

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 0141037466
Genre : English language
File Size : 38. 22 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 627
Read : 264

Download Now


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.

The Mother Tongue

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 0380715430
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 65. 71 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 745
Read : 268

Download Now


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.

Beyond The Mother Tongue

Author : Yasemin Yildiz
ISBN : 9780823241309
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 81. 19 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 720
Read : 961

Download Now


"Focused on canonical and minority writers working in German in the twentieth century, 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); and mixing different languages, codes, and registers within one text (Feridun Zaimoglu). Through these analyses, Beyond the Mother Tongue suggests that dimensions of gender, kinship, and affect encoded in the 'mother tongue' are crucial to the persistence of monolingualism and the challenge of multilingualism." -- BOOK JACKET.

The Mother Tongue

Author : Sarah Louise Arnold
ISBN : HARVARD:32044097064984
Genre : English language
File Size : 85. 85 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 112
Read : 520

Download Now



Using The Mother Tongue

Author : Sheelagh Deller
ISBN : 0954198611
Genre : Anadil
File Size : 31. 28 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 485
Read : 1090

Download Now



The Mother Tongue

Author :
ISBN : HARVARD:32044097066336
Genre :
File Size : 46. 4 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 218
Read : 1077

Download Now



Top Download:

Best Books