Sex, Lies And Conversation By Deborah Tannen

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In the article “Sex, Lies and Conversation: Why It Is So Hard for Men and Woman to Talk to Each Other?” (1990), Deborah Tannen, discusses why it is a challenge to both men and woman to communicate and understand each other through different stages of life. Tannen is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University after earning her degree in Ph.D. Her book “You Just Don 't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation” were New York’s bestseller for four years and number one for eight months. Tannen is qualified to write on this subject as it is in her field of expertise and knowledge. The article is compelling and well supported by evidence and research that she has conducted herself. Throughout the article, Tannen uses real-life stories and experiences from different woman to convey and substantiate her point. This help makes the article more relatable and more useful as they deliberate what happens in the real world, similarly to her writing style and how she made it accessible to everyone.
In the article “Sex, Lies and Conversation: Why It Is So Hard for Men and Woman to Talk to Each Other?” (1990), Deborah Tannen. The author starts with a story she went through to explain how men and woman communicate differently with each other. Moreover, Tannen demonstrates based upon her research, that men and woman have different meanings to when it comes to communication. Accordingly, woman value talk and they find it to be the bond of a relationship. On the other hand, men only
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