Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Five books on grammar

At the Independent Alice-Azania Jarvis compiled a brief reading list on grammar, including one humorous book:
The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson

In his characteristic wry style, Bryson, best known for his tongue-in-cheek travel memoirs, takes a rollicking look at the origins and evolution of the English language. How did it become so internationally dominant? How did today's version emerge? Where do dialects come from? Packed with anecdotes, nuggets of wisdom and hilarious instances of grammar gone wrong, The Mother Tongue offers an accessible, refreshing survey of the linguistic landscape.
Read about the other books on grammar.

--Marshal Zeringue