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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.

Mother Tongue

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 0141037466
Genre : English language
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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
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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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In The Mother Tongue

Author : Catherine Anderson
ISBN : 0914086464
Genre : Poetry
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"Catherine Anderson's In the Mother Tongue , another handsome book from Alice James, is...immediately accessible, bringing us a substantial speaker: warmly sympathetic, the persona moves outward toward the poor, the old, the disadvantaged, the ordinary, and toward animals...the warmth of that good speaker prevails, carrying the reader on to the next poem."- The Boston Globe "In poems as variously fine as 'A Body of Heart' and 'This Woman,' Catherine Anderson is her own woman, a wonderfully original poet. Amid what sees as 'the blunt confusion' of every kind of life, her poems courageously validate what they claim: 'Even out here I am human.'"-Philip Booth "Anderson's best poems do more than sketch characters (immigrants, farmworkers . . .); they tell the stories of those whose mother tongue is drowning out in American society, particularly in our times, and they suggest how these stories and characters represent more than themselves, i.e., a political situation quite different from the middle class standard."-Peter Oresick, The Minnesota Review

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.

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