Books written by Steven Pinker

The Sense of Style

Penguin Books | September 22, 2015 | 368 pages
"Charming and erudite . . . The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem." --Time.com 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... More Info

The Sense of Style

Viking Adult | September 30, 2014 | 368 pages
A renowned cognitive scientist and author of the Pulitzer finalist The Blank Slate, shares upbeat reflections on the art of writing well, discussing such topics as the role of imagination in writing and the influence of texting in shaping language today. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

Learnability and Cognition

MIT Press | June 21, 2013 | 528 pages
A classic book about language acquisition and conceptual structure, with a new preface by the author, “The Secret Life of Verbs.”  More Info

The Language Instinct

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | September 4, 2007 | 576 pages
In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves... More Info