Avoiding Zombie Nouns: Writing Advice From Steven Pinker

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Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker join us to talk about best practices of modern writing. He'll talk about which grammar rules we should follow, which ones don't make sense and why you should avoid cliches "like the plague." Pinker's new book is "The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century."

Guests:

Steven Pinker, experimental psychologist, professor at Harvard University and author of books including "The Sense of Style" and "The Language Instinct"

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