Mother Tongue

The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language.

Mother Tongue

Mother Tongue

The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some of the patriarchs of this peculiar language.

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Mother Tongue
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Bill Bryson
Categories: English language
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: Penguin Books Limited

The author of the acclaimed The Lost Continent now steers us through the quirks and byways of the English language. We learn why island, freight, and colonel are spelled in such unphonetic ways, why four has a u in it but forty doesn't, plus bizarre and enlightening facts about some
Teaching the Mother Tongue in a Multilingual Europe
Language: en
Pages: 242
Authors: Witold Tulasiewicz, Anthony Adams
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-06-20 - Publisher: A&C Black

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
Beyond the Mother Tongue
Language: en
Pages: 306
Authors: Yasemin Yildiz
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-01 - Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

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);
Research on Mother Tongue Education in a Comparative International Perspective
Language: en
Pages: 282
Authors: Wolfgang Herrlitz, Sigmund Ongstad, Piet-Hein van de Ven
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01 - Publisher: Rodopi

Pioneering in the comparison of standard language teaching in Europe, the International Mother tongue Education Network (IMEN) in the last twenty-five years stimulated experts from more than fifteen European countries to participate in a range of research projects in this field of qualitative educational analyses. The volume “Research on mother
Mother Tongue
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Helen May
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-17 - Publisher: FriesenPress

In Mother Tongue, Helen May brings us the courageous and compelling story of Madelaine, a Scottish girl born in South Africa on the brink of World War II and the apartheid era. Raised by the Zulu people who work in her family’s household and on the farm, Madelaine speaks Zulu

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