The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue

Synopsis

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.

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Chapters

  • 001 The Mother Tongue
    Duration: 13s
  • 002 Chapter 01
    Duration: 25min
  • 003 Chapter 02
    Duration: 38min
  • 004 Chapter 03
    Duration: 29min
  • 005 Chapter 04
    Duration: 57min
  • 006 Chapter 05
    Duration: 46min
  • 007 Chapter 06
    Duration: 42min
  • 008 Chapter 07
    Duration: 48min
  • 009 Chapter 08
    Duration: 48min
  • 010 Chapter 09
    Duration: 33min
  • 011 Chapter 10
    Duration: 40min
  • 012 Chapter 11
    Duration: 49min
  • 013 Chapter 12
    Duration: 46min
  • 014 Chapter 13
    Duration: 50min
  • 015 Chapter 14
    Duration: 29min
  • 016 Chapter 15
    Duration: 38min
  • 017 Chapter 16
    Duration: 18min
  • 018 Credits
    Duration: 37s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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