The Mother Tongue
English and How It Got That WayAudiobook CD - 2015
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, he 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Audio, 
Branch Call Number: CDT 420.9 BRYSON
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (approximately 10 hr., 45 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in. digital,rda audio file,CD audio,rda