9780345340900

That's Not What I Meant!

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  • ISBN13:

    9780345340900

  • ISBN10:

    0345340906

  • Format: Trade Book
  • Copyright: 1987-03-12
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books

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Summary

Often it's not what you say, but how you say it, that counts. Deborah Tannen, the internationally-acclaimed expert on communication and author of the bestselling YOU JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND, will help you recognize your own conversational style and how it meshes or clashes with the styles of others. Entertaining and informative, everyone who speaks will want to read this gem.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
I: Linguistics and Conversational Style 1(52)
1: The Problem Is the Process
3(12)
2: The Workings Of Conversational Style
15(17)
3: Conversational Signals and Devices
32(21)
PART I: CONVERSATIONAL SIGNALS
34(9)
PART II: CONVERSATIONAL DEVICES AT WORK
43(10)
II: Conversational Strategies 53(58)
4: Why We Don't Say What We Mean
55(19)
PART I: WHY WE WON'T SAY WHAT WE MEAN
57(6)
PART II: WHY WE CAN'T SAY WHAT WE MEAN
63(11)
5: Framing and Reframing
74(19)
6: Power and Solidarity
93(18)
III: Talking at Home: Conversational Style in Close Relationships 111(56)
7: Why Things Get Worse
113(12)
8: Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers
125(20)
9: The Intimate Critic
145(22)
IV: What You Can and Can't Do With Conversational Style 167(27)
10: Talking About Ways of Talking
169(25)
NOTES 194(5)
BIBLIOGRAPHY 199(4)
INDEX 203

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