Past Event

Steven Pinker

Steven Pinker, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University; Author, The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century; Twitter: @sapinker

LOL and CU L8R – is technology corrupting the English language? With our daily lives bombarded by texts and tweets, are etiquette, writing, and grammar going out of style? Noted linguist and cognitive scientist Pinker will discuss the science of language as well as the challenges of crafting clear, coherent and stylish prose.

October 8, 2014
Format

Location: Schultz Cultural Hall, Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto
Time: 6:30 p.m. check-in, 7 p.m. program, 8:15 p.m. book signing
Cost: $20 non-members, $12 members, $7 Students (with valid ID); Premium (includes priority seating and copy of book): $45 non-members, $45 members
Also know: Photo credit Rebecca Goldstein