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

Hodder2017

Hardback282pp216x134mm

9780340961308     Product Code: 507070

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Daniel Tammet, author of the bestselling memoir Born on a Blue Day, here draws on his own experiences as an autistic person and a polyglot to explore what the intricacies and oddities of human language can teach us about ourselves. His 15 essays cover such topics as the art of translation, sign languages, the music and patterns of words, the grammar of telephone conversations and the rules that prescribe acceptable Icelandic names. Slightly off-mint.

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