Deborah Tannen – Communication Matters I: He Said / She Said: Women, Men and Language
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Professor Deborah Tannen’s groundbreaking research into the fundamental differences between the ways in which the sexes communicate using language forms the basis for this fascinating series of lectures. From conversational style and body language to the use of tone and idiom, and beginning very early in life, men and women relate to each other and among themselves in startlingly differentand surprisingly predictableways. This course explores many of the reasons for these differences and probes the pitfalls, consequences, and benefits of these varying modes of interaction.
He Said/She Said: A Framework for Understanding Conversations Between Men and Women The Source of Gender Patterns: Children at Play A Cross-Cultural Approach to Gender Talk The Role of Opposition in Men’s Relationships The Role of Talk in
Women’s Relationships The Interplay of Power and Connection Ambiguity and Polysemy: Two Keys to
Understanding Language and Gender Indirectness: Not in So Many Words Talking at Home: Gender in the Family Talking at Work Who Talks More?: Public and Private Speaking A History of Research on Gender and Languages Nature/Nurture: The Source of Gender Differences Conclusion: What Can You Do?
Deborah Tannen is University Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has written countless articles along with nineteen books, including the best-sellingYou Just Don’t Understand, That’s Not What I Meant!, and I Only Say This Because I Love You: Talking to Your Parents, Partners, Sibs, and Kids When You Are All Adults.Tannen lectures around the world and regularly appears on television as an expert on