Deborah Tannen Essays

  • Analysis of You Just Don't Understand, Men and Women in Conversation by Deborah Tannen

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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

  • Deborah Tannen

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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

  • Deborah Tannen Analysis

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    academic disputes involved duelling the opposing person. According to Deborah Tannen, agonism is just that: an argument culture that attacks ideas and arguments, rather than studying them critically by both believing and doubting the opinions writers express. Framing the concept concretely and then appealing to pathos and ethos, Tannen argues that this notion of academic debate is destructive to healthy academic discourse. Tannen frames the article using agonism, defining it with the words of Walter

  • Deborah Tannen’s Marked Women and Virginia Woolf’s Professions for Women

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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

  • Deborah Tannen Analysis

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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

  • Miscommunication By Deborah Tannen Summary

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    According to Deborah Tannen, the main differences in conversation occur without thinking. This often leaves men and woman extremely confused. During our early childhood, we are taught behavior and attitudes that are considered socially appropriate for a given sex during gender socialization. In return separating males and female into two totally different worlds. During gender socialization, males are taught to be masculine and dominating, while a woman is taught to be feminine and attractive.

  • Communication between Men and Women

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    between men and women, whether it is between children, teenagers, or adults; because of a cross gender society. Once both sides understand this “cross-culture communication” problem, so that no gender is blamed, improvement will naturally occur. Deborah Tannen, is an award winning writer and a best selling author for her eccentric essays based on differences of male and female conversations. In the essay, “Sex, Lies and Conversation” she writes on the many distinctions of the style of conversations

  • Marked Men By Deborah Tannen Summary

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    Jahkiya Jack English Prof. Avila 15 July 2016 Analysis of Deborah Tannen’s “Marked Women, Unmarked Men” In the article "Marked Women, Unmarked Men", author Deborah Tannen discusses the issue of women being judged by appearance or other superficial factors, while men are seemingly untouched by the judgement of others. To begin her argument, Tannen describes her observation of three women during a conference meeting, and stereotypes each one by their clothing, makeup, and

  • Aimee Mann Lyrics and Gendered Language Patterns

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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]

  • Gender and Communication

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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

  • Deborah Tannen Gender In The Classroom Summary

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    famous saying of John Gray goes. It is believed men and women are nothing alike in almost every aspect. In Deborah Tannen’s essay “Gender in the classroom: Teacher’s Classroom Strategies Should Recognize that Men and Women Use Language Differently” she focused on how men and women differ when it comes to communicating, with emphasis on how it effects to how men and women behave in the classroom. Tannen points out “a greater percentage of discussion time is taken by men’s voices.” (2) She tells us why this

  • Deborah Tannen There Is No Unmarked Woman Summary

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    Deborah Tannen once stated, “[Women] didn’t have the freedom to be unmarked” in There is No Unmarked Woman” (par. 34). I do agree with Tannen’s statement, that contemporary women’s freedom has not improved. As a teenager in today’s society, I’ve often fell victim to the stereotypes. A marked woman is a woman placed into a particular category. In “There is No Unmarked Woman” by Deborah Tannen, she claimed that every style available to women was marked (as a judgment). Men have the freedom to be unmarked

  • Marked Women Deborah Tannen Summary

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    where everyone can be themselves.” The author of “Marked Women”, Deborah Tannen would partially agree with Gloria Steinem that if the word gender did not exist it would help in having a gender equal society but would say that even women judge other women and would support her argument using

  • Deborah Tannen Sex Lies And Conversation Summary

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    ” Dr. Deborah Tannen discussed good points on why opposite sexes have trouble talking and communicating. While writing the story she dug deeper than the surface of the problems, and why they happen the way they do. I relate to the points she discusses because I have been through similar situations with my own relationships. From reading this story I am able to understand the problems in these situations, and how to improve communication between sexes. The three types of communication Deborah Tannen

  • Misunderstandings

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    and maintain social relationships, and (2) to express and create the social identity of the speaker. In my paper I will attempt to verify how language is affected by sex and gender. My primary focus will be on Deborah Tannen’s work on understanding women and men in conversation. Tannen discusses many disparities in language caused by gender such as men often seeking straightforward solutions to problems and useful advice whereas women tend to try and establish intimacy by discussing problems and

  • Marked Women By Deborah Tannen Summary

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    takes a toll on them. Trying to do their part to bring an end to these limits, authors Deborah Tannen and Iliana Magra are writing out to express their thoughts on the subject. While both Tannen’s “Marked Women” and Magra’s “Britain Cracking Down on Gender Stereotypes in Ads” demonstrate how the impacts of societies different expectations for men and women are felt using their experiences and outside sources, Tannen argues only women are oppressed by society's expectations of them, while Magra argues

  • A Slight Misunderstanding

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    having a moment’s rest, the media has also been sighted by Marie Winn. It was in the act of changing our entire families into groups of distant acquaintances, which we read in, “Television: The Plug-in Drug.” Finally, add to this list “screaming.” Deborah Tannen states that the media is making us scream at each other, an enlightening fact one may find in her essay, “The Triumph of the Yell.” Some new light has recently been shed on the subject, though: the media is not a concrete being. To say the

  • Deborah Tannen Argument Culture Analysis

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    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

  • Verifying the Theories of Deborah Tannen's You Just Don’t Understand

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    Verifying the Theories of Deborah Tannen's You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation with an Episode of Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher The book You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, written by Deborah Tannen, is an analytical book offering scientific insights on the conversational differences between women and men. The book is copyrighted 1990 and is still read and widely talked about all over the world. Tannen is a Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown

  • Deborah Tannen The Argument Culture Analysis

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    Drifting Poles In her essay “The Argument Culture: Moving from Debate to Dialogue” Deborah Tannen speaks at length about how america and humanity in general have become more ideologically polarized and have drifted further and further away from compromise. This holds true in the modern America we see today. The country is being torn apart by bitter divisiveness and an unwillingness to even consider an inkling of the point of view of the opposition. This bitterness and deep seated resentment has