The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way


With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson 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
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Quiz - The Mother Tongue
20 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  85/100 points to pass
20 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  85/100 points to pass The quiz consists of 20 questions. A passing score is defined as correctly answering at least 85 percent of the quiz questions.
Certificate - The Mother Tongue
0.250 PDC credits  |  Certificate available
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