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Deborah Tannen - Quotes

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Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone.

Communication is a continual balancing act, juggling the conflicting needs for intimacy and independence. To survive in the world, we have to act in concert with others, but to survive as ourselves, rather than simply as cogs in a wheel, we have to act alone.

We tend to look through language and not realize how much power language has. ---->>>

Each person's life is lived as a series of conversations. ---->>>

The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship.

The biggest mistake is believing there is one right way to listen, to talk, to have a conversation - or a relationship.

For most women, the language of conversation is primarily a language of rapport: a way of establishing connections and negotiating relationships. ---->>>

Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other's.

Each underestimates her own power and overestimates the other's.

Relationships are made of talk - and talk is for girls and women.

Relationships are made of talk - and talk is for girls and women.

We all know we are unique individuals, but we tend to see others as representatives of groups. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-07, 1945
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Occupation: Sociologist
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Deborah Frances Tannen (born June 7, 1945) is an American academic and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences following a term in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ (wikipedia)