Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing

Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.47 hours)
Product Number: Z100106785
Released: Sep 12, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478991281
Narrator/s: Daniel Tammet
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
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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 Blaer 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.

Author(s): Daniel Tammet
Original Publish Date: Sep 12, 2017

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Author(s): Daniel Tammet
Narrator(s): Daniel Tammet
Product Number DD32207
Released: Sep 05, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781478991304
Author(s): Daniel Tammet
Product Number EB00693436
Released: Sep 12, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Little, Brown Spark
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