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You Just Don't Understand

Women and Men in Conversation

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You Just Don't Understand by Deborah Tannen
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Why is it that some women and men seem to talk at cross purposes? Some have claimed that conversations are the forum of male power games, but the author suggests that jockeying for attention is not the whole story and that even when domination is the result, it is not always the intention. She shows how many frictions may arise because girls and boys grow up in essentially different cultures. Where women use language to seek confirmation, make connections and reinforce intimacies, men use it to protect their independence and negotiate status. The result is that conversation becomes a cross-cultural communication, fraught with genuine confusion. Using examples and anecdotes, this book offers an approach to banishing the misunderstandings that confuse our relationships.

Author Biography

Best-selling author Deborah Tannen is University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She has also been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princetown University.
Release date Australia
March 26th, 1992
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Virago Press Ltd
Pages
336
Dimensions
129x198x22
ISBN-13
9781853814716
Product ID
1715640

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