Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language

Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language

A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of language by the bestselling author of Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers.

Is vocabulary destiny? Why do clocks "talk" to the Nahua people of Mexico? Will A.I. researchers ever produce true human-machine dialogue? In this mesmerizing collection of essays, Daniel Tammet answers these and many other questions about the intricacy and profound power of language.

In Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing, Tammet goes back in time to London to explore the numeric language of his autistic childhood; in Iceland, he learns why the name Blær became a court case; in Canada, he meets one of the world's most accomplished lip readers. He chats with chatbots; contrives an "e"-less essay on lipograms; studies the grammar of the telephone; contemplates the significance of disappearing dialects; and corresponds with native Esperanto speakers - in their mother tongue.

A joyous romp through the world of words, letters, stories, and meanings, Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing explores the way communication shapes reality. From the art of translation to the lyricism of sign language, these essays display the stunning range of Tammet's literary and polyglot talents.

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  • Tammet, as a person with high functioning autism, defied conventional expectations and turned the workings of his mind to a field in which he could find great advantage--sociolinguistics. Although pri...

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  • Every Word Is A Bird We Teach To Sing - Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language is a collection of essays by Daniel Tammet. Daniel is an autistic savant with synaesthesia and his love o...

  • Every Word Is A Bird We Teach To Sing is a wonderful collection of encounters, interviews, and experiences which author Daniel Tammet has experienced throughout his life. Daniel has high functioning a...

  • A stunning depiction of the depth of human languageDaniel Tammett is an autistic savant, rated at 15th in a poll of the Top 100 geniuses in 2007.By the excellent writing which characterises this book,...

  • FAV QUOTES:The world was made up of words. But I thought and felt and sometimes dreamed in a private language of numbers.Sixty-one two two two two elevenOne hundred and thirty-one forty-nineAs sounds ...

  • Disclaimer: The review is based on an ARC I got through a Goodreads giveaway."A joyous romp through the world of words, letters, stories, and meanings. Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing explores h...

  • Note: Thanks to NetGalley for providing an Advance Reading Copy of this book. All opinions regarding the book are entirely my own.You don't have to a lover of languages to enjoy Daniel Tammet's Every ...

  • Thanks to NetGalley for the free digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Check out all my book reviews at www.myliterary2cents.blogspot.comPlot Summary: This is a narrative of the a...

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