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Scholars Talk Writing: Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker is about as close as you can come to being an academic celebrity. The Harvard professor of psychology has written seven books for a general readership in addition to his scholarly work, which is wide-ranging. Pinker frequently writes about language for The New York Times, The Guardian, Time, and The Atlantic, and also tackles subjects such as education, morality, politics, bioethics, and violence.

All of which makes him a prime candiate for this Q&A series, Scholars Talk Writing. Listing all his honors and awards could cause us mere mortals to feel inferior; you can find them on his website, (where you’ll also see that he has a great head of hair).

Scholars Talk Writing: Steven Pinker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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What is his top finding or talk? I'd like to learn more!








Woah. There's a whole wealth of info in there!

Show and don't tell.

I have no idea what ichor, apotropaic, borborygmus, tenebrous, hyalescence, cinereous, and swinge mean.

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