Mother Tongue (Popular Penguin)

Author(s): Bill Bryson

NZ - Fiction

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.

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Bill Bryson was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up there, but has spent most of his adult life in Britain. He has worked for a number of newspapers, including The Times and the Independent. His books on the English language include Mother Tongue and Troublesome Words, both published by Penguin. Bill Bryson is the author of several bestsellers including The Lost Continent, Neither Here Nor There, Notes from a Small Island, A Walk in the Woods, Notes from a Big Country, Down Under, A Short History of Nearly Everything, One Summer: America 1927 and his memoir, The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid. His most recent bestseller is The Road to Little Dribbling.

General Fields

  • : 9780141037462
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : June 2008
  • : 181mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Bill Bryson
  • : Paperback
  • : export ed
  • : en
  • : 420
  • : 288
  • : Language & linguistics