Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with Language (Compact Disc)
Do birds really "talk?" What language did Jesus speak? Will ongoing advances in technology ever produce true human-machine dialogue? In Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing, author of the bestsellers Born on a Blue Day and Thinking in Numbers, language savant and polyglot Daniel Tammet turns his attention to the world of language and how it shapes the human experience.From native Esperanto speakers and Queen Elizabeth's French, to spatial semantics and aspirational vowels, Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing is a delightful, astute, poetic romp through the mesmerizing world of language.