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Title:The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Steven Pinker
Publisher:Viking
ISBN:0670025852
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:368
Category:Writing, Non fiction, Language, Psychology, Reference, Science

The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century 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 i The Sense of Style i 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 know how 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

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