Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing: Encounters with the Mysteries and Meanings of Language, by Daniel Tammet
A mind-expanding, deeply humane tour of language.
In this mesmerizing collection of essays, Daniel Tammet answers many questions about the intricacy and profound power of language.
A joyous romp through the world of words, letters, stories, and meanings, Every Word Is a Bird We Teach to Sing explores the way communication shapes reality. From the art of translation to the lyricism of sign language, these essays display the stunning range of Tammet's literary and polyglot talents.
"A fascinating journey through language and some of its many varied forms and uses."—Booklist (starred review)
Those interested in language, words, meaning, and sociolinguistics will find this slim volume to be a transforming read. General readers will also find this highly readable work engaging."—Library Journal