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    Analysis of You Just Don't Understand, Men and Women in Conversation by Deborah Tannen In the first chapter of her book, You Just Don't Understand, Men and Women in Conversation, Deborah Tannen quotes, "...studies have shown that married couples that live together spend less than half an hour a week talking to each other...". (24) This book is a wonderful tool for couples to use for help in understanding each other. The two things it stresses most is to listen, and to make yourself heard

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    back and forth to gain control. Deborah Tannen discusses the differences between the ways women and men converse and how the defference may cause conflicts between the two in her essay “Sex, Lies and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?” Although Tannen researches both genders’ method of communication tendencies, Tannen supports the woman’s method more throughout the essay. She mainly researches women and how they converse. Tannen refers to Catherine Kohler Riessman

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    miss the exact meaning of each other’s words, and for this reason Gray includes a Venusian/Martian dictionary in his book. This could be quite helpful in order to sort out certain misunderstandings in a relationship. Similar to John Gray is Deborah Tannen, a more academically qualified author who conveys comparable ideals in her work “Put Down the Paper and Talk to me.” Tannen’s book revolves around the idea of “rapport-talk” and “report-talk” as well as “cross-cultural” communication between men

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    brightening with the truth that men and women experience different challenges. Deborah Tannen’s Marked Women has to face the music when applied to Virginia Woolf’s Professions for Women. In Tannen’s essay the claim that “[t]here is no unmarked women” has trouble withstanding but manages to hold up Woolf’s position of the battle women fought against the traditional norm to the freedom they can possess. First and foremost, Tannen claims that all women are “unmarked” and that leaves the essay with room for

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    habits that start early on in life. Another thing is the way you’re brought up and your culture some may be raised differently or some may have more interaction with females than males and vice versa. One author that shows interest in this topic is Deborah Tannen, she is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University. She wrote an excerpt called, “Why Can’t He Hear What I’m Saying?” in this she discusses her relationship with her husband and how their relationship lacked communication which lead to

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    In a lecture hall, a professor stands in front of a classroom full of students as he waits for an answer to his question. A student raises his hand and answers “no,” but he is unable to explain his conclusion. In Deborah Tannen’s article “The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue,” she talks about how we should not just focus on stating that other people’s points are wrong and that the only way to seem original or creative is to prove other people’s points are wrong. This topic is

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    Education and Do So Little." Harper's Magazine. Harper's Magazine, Nov. 1993. Web. 06 Feb. 2014. Schargel, Franklin. "The Real Reasons Children Drop Out of School." The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 14 Oct. 2013. Web. 06 Feb. 2014. Tannen, Deborah. The Argument Culture: Moving from Debate to Dialogue. New York: Random House, 1998. Print. "Wife Died in Car Crash as Couple Argued at the Wheel." Mail Online. Associated Newspapers, 16 Feb. 2001. Web. 06 Feb. 2014.

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    experience on the date, I realized that my views started to clash with Deborah Tannen’s book “You Just Don’t Understand” that women focus more on intimacy and

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    emotion Aimee[4] reveals in her song lyric. As Anderson uses a song lyric as text in the film’s dialogue, the question of how lyrics can be looked at in terms of conversational content is raised. In showing how men and women speak differently Tannen cites many kinds of examples in You Just Don’t Understand. Not only does she look at experimental and observational studies, she also includes excerpts from plays and short stories to show that speech patterns carry over into artistic expression[5]

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    between males and females can be explained by either the biological aspect or the cultural/environmental aspect. Deborah Tannen, a University professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and an Author, suggests the biological explanation to the problem: “Sometimes when you are talking to someone from other gender, it is like you are talking to someone from another world” said Prof. Tannen when she was talking about communications between opposite genders. That is the main reason why girls and boys

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