“Linguistics, Style and Writing in the 21st Century – with Steven Pinker”

A brilliant video which changed my thinking about style. All academics should watch it.

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  1. This is fascinating, however there’s practical means to show that while the complaints are always there- we have evidence to demonstrate that in the case of today we truly ARE a dumber generation. (I recommend the book btw).
    One other example was a professor who found an essay written by a student in the seventies. He marked it today, and went and hunted out the marks he gave back then, and the mark he gave today was fully 15% higher than the mark he gave then. He checked others and found similar findings. We’re marking easier because the students are poorer.

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