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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
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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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eng
Summary
"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--and why should any of us care? In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the bestselling cognitive scientist Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for today's writers. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and intellectually fascinating. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in how the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best"--
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illustrations
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index present
LC call number
PE1421
LC item number
.P56 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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, Steven Pinker
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Includes glossary (pages 309-318)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-338) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Good writing -- A window onto the world -- The curse of knowledge -- The web, the tree, and the string -- Arcs of coherence -- Telling right from wrong
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21 cm
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Extent
viii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780143127796
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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)900623567

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