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

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

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The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century
Title
The sense of style
Title remainder
the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century
Statement of responsibility
Steven Pinker
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Language
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 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 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
Cataloging source
RECBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pinker, Steven
Dewey number
808
Index
no index present
LC call number
PE1421
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unknown
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dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Style Manuals
  • Language arts
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The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century, Steven Pinker, (electronic resource)
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http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0ACD4E66-E03C-475F-96C0-58ED76B571E2
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780698170308
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • c
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0acd4e66-e03c-475f-96c0-58ed76b571e2
Publisher number
EB00398210
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Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883353691
Label
The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century, Steven Pinker, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=0ACD4E66-E03C-475F-96C0-58ED76B571E2
Publication
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unknown
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698170308
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0acd4e66-e03c-475f-96c0-58ed76b571e2
Publisher number
EB00398210
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883353691

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