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The Resource The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century, Steven Pinker

The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century, Steven Pinker

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The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century
Title
The sense of style
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the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century
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Steven Pinker
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Sense of style
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the thinking person's guide to writing in the twenty first century
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eng
Summary
A short and entertaining book 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 21st 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.--
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Pinker, Steven
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non fiction
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  • English language
  • English language
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The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century, Steven Pinker
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • text
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent.
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FIEb17610187
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24 cm.
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viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781846145506
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)870919633
Label
The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century, Steven Pinker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17610187
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9781846145506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)870919633

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