Coverart for item
The Resource Journeys in English, by Bill Bryson

Journeys in English, by Bill Bryson

Label
Journeys in English
Title
Journeys in English
Statement of responsibility
by Bill Bryson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
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?
Member of
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryson, Bill
Dewey number
420
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PE1072
LC item number
.B49 2008ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Presented by the author
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • BBC Radio 4
  • BBC Audiobooks Ltd
Series statement
BBC radio collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English language
  • Language and languages
  • English language
  • Language and languages
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Journeys in English, by Bill Bryson
Link
Instantiates
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
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file).
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781408406274
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
A0ACC6EC-58E1-4BB6-ACE0-A2E01583D074
System control number
  • ocn231636051
  • (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
Label
Journeys in English, by Bill Bryson
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
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file).
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781408406274
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
A0ACC6EC-58E1-4BB6-ACE0-A2E01583D074
System control number
  • ocn231636051
  • (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

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...