Deborah Tannen Argument Culture Analysis

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Are there more than two sides to an argument? The Argument Culture was written by Deborah Tannen (Tannen, 1998). She would have us believing that there are more sides to an argument than just two. Professor Deborah Tannen is a best-selling author. She is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. She has written many books, articles, and educational essays. She would say that high-tech communication pulls us apart. She also states that argument culture shapes who we are. Tannen also believes that we can end the argument culture by looking at all sides of the story or situation. She seems to be very knowledgeable on the subject. Professor Tannen tries to convince readers that there are more than two sides to an argument. Everything…show more content…
406-7). The media only wants sensationalism out of everything. They might leave out facts which distort the story line. We sometimes are unable to repeat exactly what we have seen without adding something to the story. Investigating must be really hard for officers. They have to figure out what has happened in the crime. They may have some eye-witnesses, which may have correct facts or they may distort the story to make it more realistic to them. The facts are important when trying to prosecute a criminal. It would be horrible to put an innocent man or woman in prison or jail. We waste valuable time by focusing on the unimportant details instead of our main focus. It is easy to put things off, to think of things that we believe that we should be doing instead of just focusing on our main task at hand. A few good examples would be on writing a paper for a class or doing a project at work. Distractions cause us to limit ourselves throughout life. Such as what we need to get done at home, if we are somewhere other than home. We should be focusing on what we are supposed to be doing at that time. We are encouraged to lie to support out ideas and views. People may state information from a website, which all the information given may be incorrect. They could just fill in lies to support what they may
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