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

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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century
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Why are some words rude and others aren t Why can launching into expletives be so shocking and sometimes so amusing br br In this hilarious extract from his bestselling The Stuff of Thought Steven Pinker takes us on a fascinating journey through the world of profanities to show us why we swear how taboos change and how we use obscenities in different ways Why do so many swear words involve sex bodily functions and religion What are the biological roots of swearing Why would a democracy deter the use of words for two activities sex and excretion that harm no one and are inescapable parts of the human condition Taboo language enters into a startling array of human concerns from capital crimes in the Bible to the future of electronic media You ll discover that in Quebecois French the expression Tabernacle is outrageous that scumbag has a very unsavoury origin and that in a certain Aboriginal language every word is filthy when spoken in front of your mother in law br br Covering everything from free speech to Tourette s from pottymouthed celebrities to poetry this book reveals what swearing tells us about how our minds work It s also a bloody good read, 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 br br 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 br br 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 br br 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, Since its inception in the Best American series has become the premier annual showcase for the country s finest short fiction and nonfiction For each volume a series editor reads pieces from hundreds of periodicals then selects between fifty and a hundred outstanding works That selection is pared down to the twenty or so very best pieces by a guest editor who is widely recognized as a leading writer in his or her field This unique system has helped make the Best American series the most respected and most popular of its kind br The Best American Science and Nature Writing edited by Steven Pinker is another provocative and thoroughly enjoyable collection from start to finish Publishers Weekly Here is the best and newest on science and nature the psychology of suicide terrorism desperate measures in surgery the weird world of octopuses Sex Week at Yale the linguistics of click languages the worst news about cloning and much more, strong The classic book on the development of human language by the world s leading expert on language and the mind strong br br In this classic the world s expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language how it works how children learn it how it changes how the brain computes it and how it evolved With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay Steven Pinker weaves our vast knowledge of language into a compelling story language is a human instinct wired into our brains by evolution em The Language Instinct em received the William James Book Prize from the American Psychological Association and the Public Interest Award from the Linguistics Society of America This edition includes an update on advances in the science of language since em The Language Instinct em was first published