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Steven Pinker traces the source of bad writing

posted: 10.2.14 by Andrea Lunsford

In September 25’s Wall Street Journal, Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker (author of The Language Instinct, The Better Angels of Our Nature, and many other books) published an essay on “The Source of Bad Writing.” You can read the essay here—and it looks to be an excerpt from a chapter in his hot-off-the-presses The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century, a volume I will review soon. [read more]

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