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

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...

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  • Amelia Smith
    full review on agreybox: https://tinyurl.com/y8urztzt- I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for honest review. Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing by Daniel Tammet is a non-fiction piece that focuses on our relationship as beings possessing the ability ...
  • Margaret Sankey
    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 primarily a novelist, this is a set of essays in which he engages global language: the onomatopoetic wo...
  • Tracey Allen at Carpe Librum
    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 of language and words intrigued me enough to pick up this book and find out more. What I learned quic...
  • Katie/Doing Dewey
    I thought it was offensive that some critics thought this author’s earlier memoir might be a one-off ‘disability memoir’. However, I have to admit that part of what made me think he would have something interesting to say is the belief that someone with autism might have a different p...
  • Emma Sea
    Requested via library...
  • Alan
    Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant whose talents include quick mathematical calculations & memorization, multiple languages and colour synesthesia. He has performed various public stunts, presumably for book publicity, such as learning Icelandic in 1 week and then being interviewed about it on Icel...
  • fiafia
    J'ai beaucoup aimé Je suis né un jour bleu de Daniel Tammet, ce qui explique d'ailleurs mon intérêt pour celui-ci. Cependant, les deux livres sont bien différents. Si Je suis né un jour bleu a été le récit de sa vie, son parcours, ses difficultés, sa découverte du mo...
  • Anne
    I am strangely receptive to alluring book titles. Some books are named so brilliantly that the title alone is enough to make me yearn to read it, no matter what the topic. A few of my favourite titles are Far From the Madding Crowd, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, Living to Tell the Tale, In Search of...
  • Krista
    You are what you say – well, maybe, up to a point. Every voice carries certain personality traits – the tongue-tiedness of one; of another, the overreaching vowels. Every voice, in preferring dinner to supper, or in pronouncing this as dis, betrays traces of its past. But vocabulary is not...

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