The Mother Tongue Quiz

Bill Bryson
This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Mother Tongue.

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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Many English speakers promote the particular variety of English that they speak while ____________________ the dialects of speakers from other regions. (from Chapter 6 Pronunciation)


In addition to organization, what other issues arise when publishing a dictionary? (from Chapter 10 Order Out of Chaos)


When comparing American and British vocabulary, some terms hold their meanings while others _______________________. (from Chapter 7 Varieties of English)


Which two languages have found some purpose in international communications? (from Chapter 12 English as a World Language)


From what industries do new words in American and Britain come? (from Chapter 11 Old World New World)

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