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The Sense of Style  free pdf A short and entertaining audiobook on the modern art of writing well by "New York Times" bestselling author Steven Pinker Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In "The Sense of Style," the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the twenty-first century, Pinker doesn t carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose. In this short, cheerful, and eminently practical book, Pinker shows how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow, and an ability to savor and reverse engineer the good prose of others. He replaces dogma about usage with reason and evidence, allowing writers and editors to apply the guidelines judiciously, rather than robotically, being mindful of what they are designed to accomplish. Filled with examples of great and gruesome prose, Pinker shows us how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. Includes a PDF of the Glossary and Grammar Trees."

About Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker

An award-winning cognitive scientist and public intellectual, Steven Pinker is also the chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary and the lauded author of "The Better Angels of Our Nature, " as well as "The Language Instinct, The Stuff of Thought, "and "The Blank Slate." He is the Johnstone Family Professor in the department of psychology at Harvard University and lives in Boston and Truro, Massachusetts.

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Author : Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology Steven Pinker
Publisher : Books on Tape
Data Published : 30 September 2014
ISBN : 0553545825
EAN : 9780553545821
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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