Every Word Is A Bird We Teach to Sing

Every Word Is A Bird We Teach to Sing

Encounters With the Mysteries and Meanings of Language

Book - 2017
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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 collection of essays, Daniel Tammet answers these and many other questions about the intricacy and profound power of language. From the art of translation to the lyricism of sign language, this 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.
Publisher: New York :, Little, Brown and Company,, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316353052
Characteristics: 262 pages ; 22 cm
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 collection of essays, Daniel Tammet answers these and many other questions about the intricacy and profound power of language. From the art of translation to the lyricism of sign language, this 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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