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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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    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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    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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    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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    Democracy and Education Issues

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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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    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

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    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

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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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    ” 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

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