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
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Every word is a bird we teach to sing
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encounters with the mysteries and meanings of language
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Daniel Tammet
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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
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YDX
Dewey number
402
Index
no index present
LC call number
P107
LC item number
.T36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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, Daniel Tammet
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1839487
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Dimensions
22 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780316353052
Lccn
2017935940
Media category
unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) LSC3172236
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