Deborah Tannen
 


 

 

EDUCATIONAL VIDEO FOR CLASSROOM USE

That's Not What I Meant!
Language, Culture, and Meaning

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Deborah Tannen: 1 on 1
 

That's Not What I Meant! Language, Culture, and Meaning is a 55-minute video presentation of a lecture to a university audience in which Deborah Tannen explains and illustrates her linguistic approach to understanding how we use language in everyday conversation to create meaning and negotiate relationships‑‑and why communication sometimes goes awry. Drawing on research from sociology, psychology and anthropology in addition to her own, Tannen paints a fascinating picture of how our everyday interactions are structured, how linguistic signals work in conversation, and how they may be misinterpreted.  In her lively, engaging, and entertaining presentation, she uses real-life examples to define and describe the linguistic features that make up conversational style, and illustrates what can happen when speaking to someone whose style differs.  She proposes that understanding conversational styles can lift the burden of pathology and provide tools for changing ways of speaking to improve communication and therefore relationships.
 
 Deborah Tannen: 1 on 1 is a  25-minute companion video to THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT! in which Tannen delves more deeply into key issues and answers frequent questions, including:
 
*Why is this linguistics?  How is it different from psychology?
*Presentational rituals & avoidance rituals
*What are contextualization cues and why do they matter?
*Methodology
*Metamessages & framing
*Why focus on misunderstanding?

To order please contact Into the Classroom Media.

 

That's Not What I Meant! Language, Culture, and Meaning plus Deborah Tannen: 1 on 1

Deborah Tannen: 1 on 1

To order please contact
Into the Classroom Media.

 



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