Summary of "That’s Not What I Meant! How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships" by Deborah Tannen


Abstract, 2015
5 Pages

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This is a summary of Deborah Tannen's "That’s Not What I Meant! How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships", which was published in 1986. It deals with the language in conversations which can cause misunderstandings due to differing interpretations. Tannen divides her work into ten short chapters which fall under the ambit of four more general topics: Linguistic and Conversational Style, Conversational Strategies, Talking at Home: Conversational Style in Close Relationships and What You Can and Can’t Do with Conversational Style.

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Title
Summary of "That’s Not What I Meant! How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships" by Deborah Tannen
College
University of Paderborn  (Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik)
Course
Contemporary Language Course Intermediate
Author
Year
2015
Pages
5
Catalog Number
V388618
ISBN (eBook)
9783668625549
File size
421 KB
Language
English
Tags
Conversational Style, misunderstandings, speaking, loudness, intonation, choice of words, message, metalanguage, conversational strategies
Quote paper
Delia Ostach (Author), 2015, Summary of "That’s Not What I Meant! How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships" by Deborah Tannen, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/388618

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