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The Prodigal Tongue

Dispatches from the Future of English

The Prodigal Tongue( )
Author: Abley, Mark
ISBN:978-0-09-948446-2
Publication Date:Apr 2009
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Arrow
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $32.99
Book Description:

Mark Abley takes the reader on a world-wide trip like no other - from Singapore to Japan, Oxford to Los Angeles, through the web and even back in time. As much a travel book as a linguistic study, this book goes beyond grammar and vocabulary; more importantly, this book is about the people of the world.On his travels Abley encounters bloggers, translators, novelists, therapists, dictionary makers, hip-hop performers and web-savvy teenagers. He talks to a married couple who were...
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