Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Righting The Mother Tongue

Righting The Mother Tongue
Item# 9780061369254

Product Description

Publisher: Smithsonian

Author: David Wolman

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. (hb)