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The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 9780062417442
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 320
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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.



The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 0380715430
Release 1990
Pages 272
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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.



The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Author Bill Bryson
ISBN-10 0380715430
Release 1991-09-01
Pages 272
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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.



Beyond the Mother Tongue

Beyond the Mother Tongue Author Yasemin Yildiz
ISBN-10 9780823255764
Release 2013-11-01
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bWinner of the Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Studies in Germanic Languages and Literaturesr bHonorable Mention for The 2014 Laura Shannon Prize in Contemporary European Studiesr Beyond the Mother Tongue examines distinct forms of multilingualism, such as writing in one socially unsanctioned "mother tongue" about another language (Franz Kafka); mobilizing words of foreign derivation as part of a multilingual constellation within one language (Theodor W. Adorno); producing an oeuvre in two separate languages simultaneously (Yoko Tawada); and mixing different languages, codes, and registers within one text (Feridun Zaimoglu).



The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Author Sarah Louise Arnold
ISBN-10 HARVARD:32044097064984
Release 1900
Pages 320
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The Mother Tongue has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Mother Tongue also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Mother Tongue book for free.



Native Tongue

Native Tongue Author Suzette Haden Elgin
ISBN-10 9781558617766
Release 2013-08-15
Pages 320
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First published in 1984, Native Tongue earned wide critical praise, and cult status as well. Set in the twenty-second century after the repeal of the Nineteenth Amendment, the novel reveals a world where women are once again property, denied civil rights, and banned from public life. In this world, Earth’s wealth relies on interplanetary commerce, for which the population depends on linguists, a small, clannish group of families whose women breed and become perfect translators of all the galaxies’ languages. The linguists wield power, but live in isolated compounds, hated by the population, and in fear of class warfare. But a group of women is destined to challenge the power of men and linguists. Nazareth, the most talented linguist of her family, is exhausted by her constant work translating for the government, supervising the children’s language education in the Alien-in-Residence interface chambers, running the compound, and caring for the elderly men. She longs to retire to the Barren House, where women past childbearing age knit, chat, and wait to die. What Nazareth does not yet know is that a clandestine revolution is going on in the Barren Houses: there, word by word, women are creating a language of their own to free them of men’s domination. Their secret must, above all, be kept until the language is ready for use. The women’s language, Láadan, is only one of the brilliant creations found in this stunningly original novel, which combines a page-turning plot with challenging meditations on the tensions between freedom and control, individuals and communities, thought and action. A complete work in itself, it is also the first volume in Elgin’s acclaimed Native Tongue trilogy.



Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Demetria Martinez
ISBN-10 9780307538611
Release 2010-05-05
Pages 208
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"It is a great beauty of a book, and I am so proud of you for standing with and for the disappeared. A sister, a lover, a witness." --Alice Walker Mary is nineteen and living alone in Albuquerque. Adrift in the wake of her mother's death, she longs for something meaningful to take her over. Then José Luis enters her life. A refugee from El Salvador and its bloody civil war, José has been smuggled to the United States as part of the sanctuary movement. Mary cannot help but fall in love with the movement and the man. And little by little, she begins to reveal to José Luis the part of herself she has never known. . . . "A book that becomes more timely every day, in our present political climate, and deserves the widest possible audience for its beautiful prose and humanitarian heart." --Barbara Kingsolver "Demetria Martínez has pulled out all the stops: here is truth to arouse any hardened heart; here is the 'insanity' of a woman in love calling forth a revolutionary lucidity. Read it. Get angry. And act." --Luis J. Rodríguez, Author of Always Running From the Trade Paperback edition.



Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Joel Davis
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002076710
Release 1994
Pages 352
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Discusses the origins of language, explains how the mind creates words, and looks at the connection between language and consciousness



Using the Mother Tongue

Using the Mother Tongue Author Sheelagh Deller
ISBN-10 0954198611
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 96
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Into the Mother Tongue

Into the Mother Tongue Author Clare Painter
ISBN-10 9781474246590
Release 2015-12-17
Pages 288
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This book offers a systematic linguistic critique of language development studies since the 1960s. It uses systemic theory to explain and interpret the development of child language, with discussions and illustrative texts to explicate the analysis. Painter provides a rich source of data for child language researchers in all fields, and aims to make a systematic theory more accessible to those interested in the ideas put forward by M.A.K. Halliday in his writings on language development.



Righting the Mother Tongue

Righting the Mother Tongue Author David Wolman
ISBN-10 9780061981975
Release 2009-10-06
Pages 224
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“A funny and fact-filled look at our astoundingly inconsistent written language, from Shakespeare to spell-check.” —St. Petersburg Times David Wolman explores seven hundred years of trial, error, and reform that have made the history of English spelling a jumbled and fascinating mess. In Righting the Mother Tongue, the author of A Left-Hand Turn Around the World brings us the tangled story of English Spelling, from Olde English to email. Utterly captivating, deliciously edifying, and extremely witty, Righting the Mother Tongue is a treat for the language lover—a book that belongs in every personal library, right next to Eats, Shoots, and Leaves, and the works of Bill Bryson and Simon Winchester.



The Last Word

The Last Word Author Ben Macintyre
ISBN-10 9781408816844
Release 2011-06-01
Pages 320
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Do you know your geek-speak from your geek-chic? Ever wanted to put Humpty Dumpty together again? Can you distinguish Spanglish from Chinglish? We adapt words from other languages, from slang, from developments in science, literature and art. Learn the advantages of having your own signature word; why the lifts in the House of Commons have posh accents; and discover the discreet art of the loophemism. Witty and utterly delightful, The Last Word will tease, tickle and tantalise those who enjoy all things lexical.



Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Christine Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781592407927
Release 2016
Pages 312
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In Mother Tongue, Christine Gilbert shows us what it's like to make a life in an unfamiliar world - and in an unfamiliar tongue. Gilbert was a young mother when she boldly uprooted her family to move around the world, studying Mandarin in China, Arabic in Lebanon, and Spanish in Mexico, with her toddler son and all-American husband along for the ride. Their story takes us from Beijing to Beirut, from Cyprus to Chiang Mai, and explores recent breakthroughs in bilingual brain mapping and the controversial debates happening in linguistics right now.



The Mother Tongue Lessons in speaking reading and writing English by S L Arnold and G L Kittredge

The Mother Tongue  Lessons in speaking  reading and writing English  by S  L  Arnold and G  L  Kittredge Author Sarah Louise Arnold
ISBN-10 NYPL:33433069247975
Release 1900
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The Mother Tongue Lessons in speaking reading and writing English by S L Arnold and G L Kittredge has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Mother Tongue Lessons in speaking reading and writing English by S L Arnold and G L Kittredge also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Mother Tongue Lessons in speaking reading and writing English by S L Arnold and G L Kittredge book for free.



The Mother s Tongue

The Mother s Tongue Author Heid Ellen Erdrich
ISBN-10 UOM:39015062522845
Release 2005-01
Pages 106
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE MINNESOTA BOOK AWARDS 2006. Poems that consider and figure women's experiences of work, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering within the particular contexts of the prairie landscape, American Indian cultures and Ojibwe language recovery.



Teaching the Mother Tongue in a Multilingual Europe

Teaching the Mother Tongue in a Multilingual Europe Author Witold Tulasiewicz
ISBN-10 0826470270
Release 2005-06-20
Pages 242
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In a time when the increasing cultural diversity and population mobility of the continent calls for good communication skills, this fascinating book features a wealth of data and critical opinion on the topic of mother tongue education.In the first part of the book, the two editors address central cultural, political and educational concerns relating to the mother tongue, using some of the findings of their European Commission funded research on the changing European classroom. The second part presents case study articles by practitioners from nine countries which have significant regional or immigrant mother tongue populations. These include Welsh in Wales, Catalan and Galician in Spain, Turkish and Greek in Germany, Arabic and Corsican in France, and Belorussian in Poland, as well as critical accounts of the main first language situation in England, Denmark, France, Germany, Poland, post-Soviet Russia, and Spain. The concluding part of the book looks at language awareness as a possible approach to linguistic diversity. It examines the preparation of teachers at all levels, as experinced by the editors through their involvement in an in international language study group based in Calgary, Cambridge, Mainz and Bialystock.Teaching the Mother Tongue in a Multilingual Europe is packed with original information which will be of use to all teachers and educationalists concerned with language.



Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue Author Tania Romanov
ISBN-10 1609521277
Release 2018
Pages 340
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The unrelenting consequences of 100 years of Balkan wars force three generations of Croatian women--Katarina, Zora, Tania--to flee their homelands multiple times. Eventually Tania, a successfully integrated American, journeys back to her fractured homeland with her mother to unravel the secrets of their shared past.