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The Resource Every word is a bird we teach to sing : encounters with the mysteries and meanings of language, Daniel Tammet

Every word is a bird we teach to sing : encounters with the mysteries and meanings of language, Daniel Tammet

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Every word is a bird we teach to sing : encounters with the mysteries and meanings of language
Title
Every word is a bird we teach to sing
Title remainder
encounters with the mysteries and meanings of language
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Tammet
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Tammet goes back in time to explore the numeric language of his autistic childhood; he looks at the music and patterns that words make, and how languages evolve and are translated. He meets one of the world's most accomplished lip readers in Canada, learns how endangered languages like Manx are being revived and corresponds with native speakers of Esperanto in their mother tongue. He studies the grammar of the telephone, contemplates the significance of disappearing dialects, and also asks: will chatbots ever manage to convince us that they are human? From the art of translation to the lyricism of sign language, "Every Word is a Bird We Teach to Sing" is a fascinating journey through the world of words, letters, stories and meanings, and an extraordinary testament to the stunning range of Tammet's literary and polyglot talents
Summary
An awareness-raising, deeply humane tour of language by the best-selling author of Born on a Blue Day is presented through a series of essays that explore such questions as whether vocabulary is destiny, why clocks "talk" to the Nahua of Mexico and whether or not A.I. researchers will ever produce true human-machine dialogue
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
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10576561
Cataloging source
YDX
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1979-
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Tammet, Daniel
Dewey number
402
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • P107
  • P107
LC item number
  • .T36 2017
  • .T363 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Communication
  • Language and languages
  • Linguistics
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics
  • PHILOSOPHY / Language
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Essays
Target audience
adult
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encounters with the mysteries and meanings of language
Label
Every word is a bird we teach to sing : encounters with the mysteries and meanings of language, Daniel Tammet
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Copyright
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Finding my voice -- The language teacher -- You are what you say -- A poet savant -- Cuecueiuca -- A clockwork language -- The man who was Friday -- Icelandic names -- Dead man talking -- An Englishman at l'Académie Française -- OuLiPo -- Talking hands -- Translating faithfully -- A grammar of the telephone -- Conversational human
Control code
ocn967854605
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780316353052
Lccn
2017935940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967854605
Label
Every word is a bird we teach to sing : encounters with the mysteries and meanings of language, Daniel Tammet
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Finding my voice -- The language teacher -- You are what you say -- A poet savant -- Cuecueiuca -- A clockwork language -- The man who was Friday -- Icelandic names -- Dead man talking -- An Englishman at l'Académie Française -- OuLiPo -- Talking hands -- Translating faithfully -- A grammar of the telephone -- Conversational human
Control code
ocn967854605
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780316353052
Lccn
2017935940
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967854605

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