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You just don't understand : women and men in conversation

Author: Deborah Tannen
Publisher: New York, NY : Morrow, ©1990.
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Synopsis: Women and men live in different worlds ... made of different words. Spending nearly four years on the New York Times bestseller list, this is the book that brought gender differences in ways of speaking to the forefront of public awareness. With a combination of scientific insight and humor, the author shows why women and men can walk away from the same conversation with completely different impressions of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Tannen, Deborah.
You just don't understand.
New York : Morrow, ©1990
(OCoLC)557008194
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Tannen
ISBN: 9780688078225 0688078222
OCLC Number: 20755312
Description: 330 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Different words, different worlds --
Asymmetries : women and men talking at cross-purposes --
Put down that paper and talk to me!" : rapport-talk and report talk --
Gossip --
I'll explain it to you" : lecturing and listening --
Community and contest : styles in conflict --
Who's interrupting? Issues of dominance and control --
Damned if you do --
"Look at me when I'm talking to you!" : cross talk across the ages --
Living with asymmetry : opening lines of communication.
Other Titles: Women and men in conversation
Women & men in conversation
Responsibility: Deborah Tannen.

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Synopsis: Women and men live in different worlds ... made of different words. Spending nearly four years on the New York Times bestseller list, this is the book that brought gender differences in ways of speaking to the forefront of public awareness. With a combination of scientific insight and humor, the author shows why women and men can walk away from the same conversation with completely different impressions of what was said. Studded with examples of real conversations, this book provides readers with the tools to understand what went wrong - and to find a common language in which to strengthen relationships at work and at home. A classic in the field of interpersonal relations, this book will change forever the way you approach conversations.

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Different words, different worlds -- Asymmetries: women and men talking at cross-purposes -- “Put down that paper and talk to me!'': rapport-talk and report-talk -- Gossip -- “I’ll explain it to you'': lecturing and listening -- Community and contest: styles in conflict -- Who's interrupting? Issues of dominance and control -- Damned if you do -- “Look at me when I’m talking to you!'': cross talk across the ages -- Living with asymmetry: opening lines of communication.

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