The Sense of Style by Steven Pinker

The Sense of Style Paperback Sep 22 2015

By Steven Pinker
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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. What do skilful writers know about the link between syntax and ideas? How can we overcome the Curse of Knowledge, the difficulty in imagining what it's like not to know something we do? And can we distinguish the myths and superstitions 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').

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Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books India
Publication date
Sep 22 2015
Language
English
Pages
368
ISBN-13
9780143127796
ISBN-10
0143127799
Weight
318g
Dimensions
132.0mm x 201.0mm