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  • You Just Don't Understandby Deborah Tannen

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    Women and men live in different worlds...made of different words. Spending nearly four years on the New York Times bestseller list, including eight months at number one, You Just Don't Understand is a true cultural and intellectual phenomenon. This is the book that brought gender differences in ways of speaking to the forefront of public awareness.... more...

  • I Only Say This Because I Love Youby Deborah Tannen

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 15.95

    Why does talk in families so often go in circles, leaving us tied up in knots? In this illuminating book, Deborah Tannen, the linguist and and bestselling author of You Just Don't Understand and many other books, reveals why talking to family members is so often painful and problematic even when we're all adults. Searching for signs of acceptance... more...

  • You're Wearing That?by Deborah Tannen

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    Deborah Tannen's #1 New York Times bestseller You Just Don?t Understand revolutionized communication between women and men. Now, in her most provocative and engaging book to date, she takes on what is potentially the most fraught and passionate connection of women?s lives: the mother-daughter relationship. It was Tannen who first showed us that men... more...

  • Gender and Discourseby Deborah Tannen

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 19.99

    Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for more than three years (in cloth and paper) 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 an internationally known and... more...

  • Talking Voicesby Deborah Tannen

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 21.00

    Provides a clear framework for understanding how ordinary conversation creates meaning and establishes relationships. more...

  • Conversational Styleby Deborah Tannen

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 22.99

    Preface to the 2005 Edition. 1. Introduction. 2. Conversational Style: Theoretical Background. 3. The Participants in Thanksgiving Dinner. 4. Linguistic Devices in Conversational Style. 5. Narrative Strategies. 6. Irony and Joking. 7. Summary of Style Features. 8. The Study of Coherence in Discourse. 9. Coda: Taking the Concepts into the Present. Appendix... more...

  • You Were Always Mom's Favorite!by Deborah Tannen

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    Conversations between sisters reveal a deep and constant tug between two dynamics?an impulse toward closeness and an impulse toward competition. It takes just a word from your sister to start you laughing, or to summon up a past you both share. But it also takes just a word to send you into an emotional tailspin. For many women, a sister is both a... more...

  • Gender and Conversational Interactionby Deborah Tannen

    Oxford University Press, USA 1993; US$ 41.99

    The author of the best-selling You Just Don't Understand, Deborah Tannen, has collected twelve papers about gender-related patterns in conversational interaction. The theoretical thrust of the collection, like that of Tannen's own work, is anthropological and sociolinguistic: female and male styles are approached as different "cultural"... more...

  • Linguistics in Context--Connecting Observation and Understandingby Deborah Tannen

    ABC-CLIO 1988; US$ 51.95

    The range of topics addressed in this collection can be seen in the titles of the four sections into which the chapters are grouped: Humanistic Approaches to Linguistic Analysis; The Nature and Uses of Language and Linguistic Theory; Poetry: Linguistic Analysis and Language Teaching; and Language Learning and Teaching.  Among the contributors are A.... more...

  • That's Not What I Meant!by Deborah Tannen

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    At home, on the job, in a personal relationship, it's often not what you say but how you say it that counts. Deborah Tannen revolutionized our thinking about relationships between women and men in her #1 bestseller You Just Don't Understand . In That's Not What I Meant! , the internationally renowned sociolinguist and expert on communication demonstrates... more...