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The Mother Tongue

English and How it Got that Way

The book delves into the history, quirks, and global evolution of the English language, exploring its origins, the influences of other languages, and its idiosyncrasies as it spread across the world. It combines etymology, cultural anecdotes, and linguistic oddities to illustrate the complexity and dynamism of English.

Key points:

1. English Evolution: The book traces English's roots from Germanic languages, Latin, and French, highlighting its diverse and complex nature.

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