The Resource Journeys in English, by Bill Bryson, (electronic resource)

Journeys in English, by Bill Bryson, (electronic resource)

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Journeys in English
Title
Journeys in English
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by Bill Bryson
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Language
eng
Summary
Bill Bryson presents a fascinating exploration of The history of the English language. This highly entertaining BBC Radio 4 series is written and presented by Bill Bryson and based on his bestselling book, Mother tongue. In it he romps through the history of Britain to reveal how English became such an infuriatingly complex -- but ultimately world-beating -- language. But why English? Why don't we speak Gallic, or any other of the European languages? According to Bryson, it's down to the remarkable ability for the English language to assimilate other vocabularies, to adapt and -- above all -- to survive. From the old English words that are still in everyday use, such as 'eat', 'drink', 'man' and 'wife', to the current hybrid language of the 21st century with its many diverse dialects, Bryson, in his unique and ever-affable style, guides us through the development of English into a rich and expressive language. Bryson explains how English has been shaped through invasion and conquest, as well as the rules that brought order to a disorderly language, the million and one ways to have fun with the English language, and the struggle with phrasal verbs (including the way things often get lost in the translation). And finally, he contemplates the future of English. Does estuary English really rule OK?
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Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
420
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LC call number
PE1072
LC item number
.B49 2008ab
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other
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  • BBC Radio 4
  • BBC Audiobooks Ltd
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  • English language
  • Language and languages
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Journeys in English, by Bill Bryson, (electronic resource)
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 2:45:19
  • Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as "Mother tongue"
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digital storage
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stereophonic
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ocn231636051
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electronic
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Isbn
9781408406274
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(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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(OCoLC)231636051
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  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 39616 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Journeys in English, by Bill Bryson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 2:45:19
  • Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 as "Mother tongue"
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Control code
ocn231636051
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781408406274
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
System control number
(OCoLC)231636051
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 39616 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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