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The Mother Tongue

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 9780062417442
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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
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"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
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The Last Word

Author : Ben Macintyre
ISBN : 9781408816844
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Do you know your geek-speak from your geek-chic? Ever wanted to put Humpty Dumpty together again? Can you distinguish Spanglish from Chinglish? We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the lifts in the House of Commons have posh accents; and discover the discreet art of the loophemism. Witty and utterly delightful, The Last Word will tease, tickle and tantalise those who enjoy all things lexical.

The Mother S Tongue

Author : Heid Ellen Erdrich
ISBN : UOM:39015062522845
Genre : Poetry
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MINNESOTA BOOK AWARDS 2006. Poems that consider and figure women's experiences of work, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering within the particular contexts of the prairie landscape, American Indian cultures and Ojibwe language recovery.

Tongue And Mother Tongue

Author : Pamela J. Olúbùnmi Smith
ISBN : 0865439966
Genre : History
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Tongue and Mother Tongue takes on two compelling challenges: the language question and the place and role of the mother tongue in African literature. This collection is the culmination of the fierce, decades-old debate on the question of African literature and its criticism. The fourteen essays range from a variety of critical and theoretical perspectives, covering the theoretical and ideological aspects of the language question, the nature of criticism, the influence of the oral tradition, critical analysis of mother tongue literature and textual analyses.

The Mother Tongue

Author : Teri Holbrook
ISBN : 9780307422231
Genre : Fiction
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Gale Grayson has come back to Statlers Cross, Georgia, to write, hoping to find in her quiet hometown the strength to confront the memories and mysteries of her husband's life and death. But the delicate balance in the rural community has been altered by outsiders: a family of immigrants and a visiting professor who hopes to study the area's most isolated residents -- families with a dialect and rules of their own. In a place trapped between the present and the past, a shocking act of violence uncovers dark and dangerous truths about people whose roots go back for generations. The ties between the living and the dead are strong, and even the presence of visiting Scotland Yard detective Daniel Halford may not help unravel such a brutal crime. It falls to Gale, her grandmother Ella, and her precocious daughter, Katie Pru, to piece together a terrifying tapestry of history and hatred whose tangled threads weave a complicated tale of betrayal. Yet it is in the photographs of Gale's young protegee Nadianna Jesup that the truth may be found ... a truth that is sheer murder for anyone who stumbles across it. From the Paperback edition.

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