Objects & Places from The Mother Tongue

Bill Bryson
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The United Kingdom

This consists of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Each of these areas has experienced long-term language shift. This shift is generally toward English and away from other regional languages such as Welsh, Gaelic, and Cornish.


Historically, this country has been dominated by England and its citizens forced to speak English. In modern times, however, there is a great deal of interest in preserving its indigenous language and culture.


This country was controlled by Britain for many centuries until it gained independence in the modern era. It has worked diligently to preserve and restore the Gaelic language as a sign of national pride. Unfortunately, these attempts have proven unsuccessful and the language is quickly disappearing.


This city is the capital of Great Britain and also the center of printing for the English language. For this reason, its dialect of English has surpassed...

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