Gender and Discourse books by Deborah Tannen

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Title:Gender and Discourse
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(Rating: 2 - 107 votes)
ISBN 13:9780195101249
Number of Pages:240 pages
Category:non fiction

Deborah Tannen Gender and Discourse

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Gender and Discourse books Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand spent nearly four years (in cloth and paper) on The New York Times Best Seller list and has sold over a million and a half copies. Clearly, Tannen's insights into how and why women and men so often misunderstand each other when they talk has touched a nerve. For years a highly respected scholar in the field of linguistics, she has now become widely known for her work on how conversational style differences associated with gender affect relationships. Her life work has demonstrated how close and intelligent analysis of conversation can reveal the extraordinary complexities of social relationships--including relationships between men and women. Now, in Gender and Discourse, Tannen has gathered together six of her scholarly essays, including her newest and previously unpublished work in which language and gender are examined through the lens of "sex-class-linked" patterns, rather than "sex-linked" patterns. These essays provide a theoretical backdrop to her best-selling books--and an informative introduction which discusses her field of linguistics, describes the research methods she typically uses, and addresses the controversies surrounding her field as well as some misunderstandings of her work. (She argues, for instance, that her cultural approach to gender differences does not deny that men dominate women in society, nor does it ascribe gender differences to women's "essential nature.") The essays themselves cover a wide range of topics. In one, she analyzes a number of conversational strategies--such as interruption, topic raising, indirection, and silence--and shows that, contrary to much work on language and gender, no strategy exclusively expresses dominance or submissiveness in conversation--interruption (or overlap) can be supportive, silence and indirection can be used to control. It is the interactional context, the participants' individual styles, and the interaction of their styles, Tannen shows, that result in the balance of power. She also provides a fascinating analysis of four groups of males and females (second-, sixth-, and tenth-grade students, and twenty-five year olds) conversing with their best friends, and she includes an early article co-authored with Robin Lakoff that presents a theory of conversational strategy, illustrated by analysis of dialogue in Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage. Readers interested in the theoretical framework behind Tannen's work will find this volume fascinating. It will be sure to interest anyone curious about the crucial yet often unnoticed role that language and gender play in our daily lives.

That's Not What I Meant!, You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, The Argument Culture: Stopping America's War of Words, Gender and Discourse, You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work, I Only Say This Because I Love You: How the Way We Talk Can Make or Break Family Relationships Throughout Our Lives, You're the Only One I Can Tell This to: Women, Friendship, and the Power of Conversation, He Said, She Said, You Were Always Mom's Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives
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