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The Resource Gender and Discourse

Gender and Discourse

Label
Gender and Discourse
Title
Gender and Discourse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for more than three years (in cloth and paper) and has sold over a million and a half copies. Clearly, Tannen's insights into how and why women and men so often misunderstand each other when they talk has touched a nerve. For years an internationally known and highly respected scholar in the field of linguistics, she has now become widely known for her work on how language both reflects and perpetuates the relationships between men and women. Her life work has demonstrated how close and intelligent analysis of conversation can reveal the extraordinary complexities of social relationships--including relationships between men and women. Now, in Gender and Discourse, Tannen has gathered together five of her scholarly essays--which provide a theoretical backdrop to her bestselling books--and an informative introduction which discusses her field of linguistics, describes the research methods she typically uses, and addresses the controversies surrounding her field as well as some misunderstandings of her work. (She argues, for instance, that her cultural approach to gender differences does not deny that men dominate women in society, nor does it ascribe gender differences to women's "essential nature.") The essays themselves cover a wide range of topics. In one, she analyzes a number of conversational strategies--such as interruption, topic raising, indirection, and silence--and shows that, contrary to much work on language and gender, no strategy leads inflexibly to dominance or submissiveness in conversation--interruption (or overlap) can be supportive, silence and indirection can be used to control. It is the interactional context, the participants' individual styles, and the interaction of their styles, Tannen shows, that result in the balance of power. She
  • Also provides a fascinating analysis of four groups of males and females (second-, sixth-, and tenth-grade students, and 25 year olds) conversing with their best friends, and she includes an early article co-authored with Robin Lakoff that presents a theory of conversational strategy, illustrated by analysis of dialogue in Ingmar Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage. Readers interested in the theoretical framework behind Tannen's work will find this volume fascinating. It will be sure to interest anyone curious about the crucial yet often unnoticed role that language and gender play in our daily lives
Member of
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tannen, Deborah
Dewey number
401/.41
Index
index present
LC call number
P120.S48 -- T36 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conversation
  • Discourse analysis
  • Language and languages
  • Conversation
  • Discourse analysis
  • Language and languages
Label
Gender and Discourse
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- Methodological Context -- The Role of Dominance in a Cultural Difference Framework -- Beyond the Nature/Nurture Dichotomy -- Notes -- References -- 1. The Relativity of Linguistic Strategies: Rethinking Power and Solidarity in Gender and Dominance -- Introduction -- Overview of the Chapter -- Theoretical Background -- Power and Solidarity -- The Ambiguity of Linguistic Strategies -- The Polysemy of Power and Solidarity -- Similarity/Difference -- The Relativity of Linguistic Strategies -- Indirectness -- Interruption -- Silence Versus Volubility -- Topic Raising -- Adversativeness: Conflict and Verbal Aggression -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 2. Interpreting Interruption in Conversation -- Males Interrupt Females: The Research -- Interruption as Dominance -- Methodological Objection -- Sociolinguistic Objection -- Cultural Variation -- Ethical Objection: Stereotyping and Conversational Style -- Gender, Ethnicity, and Conversational Style -- Conclusion -- Afterword -- Notes -- References -- 3. Gender Differences in Conversational Coherence: Physical Alignment and Topical Cohesion -- Introduction -- Physical Alignment -- Summary: Physical Alignment -- Topical Cohesion -- Summary: Topical Cohesion -- Conclusion: The Congruence of Posture and Topic -- Notes -- References -- 4. Conversational Strategy and Metastrategy in a Pragmatic Theory: The Example of Scenes from a Marriage (with Robin Lakoff) -- Introduction: A Theory of Communicative Competence -- The Selection of Scenes from a Marriage -- Surface Harmony and Underlying Discord: The Framework of Scenes from a Marriage -- Pragmatic Relationships -- Individual Styles -- Pragmatic Identity -- Pragmatic Synonymy -- Pragmatic Homonymy -- The Use of Questions -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 5. Ethnic Style in Male-Female Conversation
  • Indirectness in Discourse -- Culturally Relative Patterns of Interpretation: A Pilot Study -- Patterns of Interpretation: Qualitative Results -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
1097093510
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781601299840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097093510
Label
Gender and Discourse
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro -- Contents -- Introduction -- Methodological Context -- The Role of Dominance in a Cultural Difference Framework -- Beyond the Nature/Nurture Dichotomy -- Notes -- References -- 1. The Relativity of Linguistic Strategies: Rethinking Power and Solidarity in Gender and Dominance -- Introduction -- Overview of the Chapter -- Theoretical Background -- Power and Solidarity -- The Ambiguity of Linguistic Strategies -- The Polysemy of Power and Solidarity -- Similarity/Difference -- The Relativity of Linguistic Strategies -- Indirectness -- Interruption -- Silence Versus Volubility -- Topic Raising -- Adversativeness: Conflict and Verbal Aggression -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 2. Interpreting Interruption in Conversation -- Males Interrupt Females: The Research -- Interruption as Dominance -- Methodological Objection -- Sociolinguistic Objection -- Cultural Variation -- Ethical Objection: Stereotyping and Conversational Style -- Gender, Ethnicity, and Conversational Style -- Conclusion -- Afterword -- Notes -- References -- 3. Gender Differences in Conversational Coherence: Physical Alignment and Topical Cohesion -- Introduction -- Physical Alignment -- Summary: Physical Alignment -- Topical Cohesion -- Summary: Topical Cohesion -- Conclusion: The Congruence of Posture and Topic -- Notes -- References -- 4. Conversational Strategy and Metastrategy in a Pragmatic Theory: The Example of Scenes from a Marriage (with Robin Lakoff) -- Introduction: A Theory of Communicative Competence -- The Selection of Scenes from a Marriage -- Surface Harmony and Underlying Discord: The Framework of Scenes from a Marriage -- Pragmatic Relationships -- Individual Styles -- Pragmatic Identity -- Pragmatic Synonymy -- Pragmatic Homonymy -- The Use of Questions -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- 5. Ethnic Style in Male-Female Conversation
  • Indirectness in Discourse -- Culturally Relative Patterns of Interpretation: A Pilot Study -- Patterns of Interpretation: Qualitative Results -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Y -- Z
Control code
1097093510
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (216 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781601299840
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1097093510

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