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The Mother Tongue

English and How It Got That Way

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An edition of The Mother Tongue (1990)

The Mother Tongue

English and How It Got That Way

2010 ed.
  • 3.75 ·
  • 8 Ratings
  • 34 Want to read
  • 1 Currently reading
  • 10 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Barnes & Noble
Language
English
Pages
270

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Cover of: The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way
2010, Barnes & Noble
in English - 2010 ed.
Cover of: The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue
2007, Windsor | Paragon
in English
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Cover of: The mother tongue
The mother tongue
2000, Perennial
Hardcover in English
Cover of: The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue
1990, William Morrow
in English
Cover of: The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way
1990, William Morrow
in English - 1st ed.
Cover of: The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue
1990, William Morrow and Company
in English
Cover of: The Mother tongue
Cover of: The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way
Publish date unknown, Perennial
in English

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New York

Table of Contents

The world's language
The dawn of language
Global language
The first thousand years
Where words come from
Pronunciation
Varieties of English
Spelling
Good English and bad
Order out of chaos
Old world, new world
English as a world language
Names
Swearing
Wordplay
The future of English.

Edition Notes

Published by arrangement with HarperCollins Publishers.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-255) and index.

Other Titles
The Mother Tongue
Copyright Date
1990

The Physical Object

Pagination
270 p.
Number of pages
270

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26331430M
Internet Archive
isbn_9781435121683
ISBN 10
1435121686
ISBN 13
9781435121683
OCLC/WorldCat
793339617

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