That's Not what I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes Or Breaks Your Relations with Others

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Virago, 1992 - Communication - 180 pages
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In this classic work - her first - Tannen brilliantly tackles crucial interactions, looking at conversations with colleagues, bosses, friends and family. Engaging, accessible and absolutely compelling, Tannen once again shows us what's really shaping - or breaking- our relationships with others.

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User Review  - lycomayflower - LibraryThing

Does what it says on the tin. A somewhat interesting look at how individual ways of speaking can cause and exasperate misunderstandings in conversation. Only somewhat interesting because it reads like ... Read full review

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User Review  - RajivC - LibraryThing

I read this book through reasonably fast, and the only reason why I could do this, was because the book was written in a manner that is easy to read. The points that she raised are fantastic, and I ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Best-selling author Deborah Tannen is University Professor and Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University. She has also been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princetown University.

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