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Communication matters. / Course two, "That's not what I by Deborah Tannen

By Deborah Tannen

During this direction, Georgetown college linguistics professor Deborah Tannen addresses a number of the points and implications of conversational style.

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Years ago I appeared on a Voice of America radio show hosted by Arlene Francis. I explained that for many natives of New York City, talking-along is a sign of connection, not interruption. Ms. Francis commented, “It’s just not polite. ” 3. The mother of a student, from Texas, after listening to a tape of another of my radio interviews, wrote to her daughter: “Being from the North gives a very dominant viewpoint ... ” D. Our conversational styles feel like who we are, so we may not want to change.

What elements of an apology are as important as saying the words “I’m sorry”? A. Evidence that use of and attitudes toward apologies tend to vary by gender. ) 1. ” 2. Willette Coleman, creator of The Apology Line, provided the service of apologizing for clients. She found that most of her clients were men. B. Apologies often figure in cross-gender conversations. He didn’t mail her letter and didn’t apologize. In the end, they argued not about the letter but about the apology. 1. She: If he won’t apologize, he doesn’t care that he let me down.

New York: Ballantine, 1999. 51 Lecture 14: What to Do with What You’ve Learned Before beginning this lecture you may want to . . Review the terms and concepts introduced in the preceding lectures. Introduction: An understanding of conversational style and an awareness of that style as employed by yourself and by those to whom you speak not only sheds light on human behavior but increases the likelihood of communicating successfully. Consider this . . What are some of the elements of conversational style?

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