Deborah Tannen
 


 

 

That's Not What I Meant!:
How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships

Ballantine, 1986

This is an accessible, entertaining introduction to interactional sociolinguistics, or a linguistic approach to analyzing conversation and interpersonal communication.  It is suitable for introductory courses in linguistics and sociolinguistics as well as cross-cultural communication, anthropology, language and culture, psychology, communication, and interpersonal relations.

Praise:

“Many talk about language and discourse as forces in our lives, but Tannen is one of the few who locates the significance of linguistics where it belongs, in our ways of speaking to each other.” —Dell Hymes, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

“Dr. Tannen enlivens the science of linguistics with humanity and humor. That's Not What I Meant! impels us to listen to ourselves...and take heed of what we hear.” —Andrew Hacker, Department of Political Science, Queens College

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© 2009 Deborah Tannen