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  • Published: 21 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241957714
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $24.99

The Sense of Style

The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century




The bestselling author of The Language Instinct deploys his gift for explaining difficult ideas in a short and entertaining writing guide for the 21st century

Bad writing can't be blamed on the Internet, or on 'the kids today'. Good writing has always been hard: a performance requiring pretense, empathy, and a drive for coherence. In The Sense of Style, cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker uses the latest scientific insights to bring us a style and usage guide for the 21st century. Can we distinguish the myths about language from rules that enhance clarity and grace? As Pinker shows, everyone can improve their mastery of writing and their appreciation of the art (yes, 'their').

  • Published: 21 October 2015
  • ISBN: 9780241957714
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. His popular and highly praised books include Words and Rules, How the Mind Works, and The Language Instinct. The recipient of several major awards for his teaching and scientific research, Pinker is Peter de Florez professor of psychology in the department of brain and cognitive sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

http://stevenpinker.com

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