That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Your Relations with Others

Deborah Tannen, Author William Morrow & Company $18 (214p) ISBN 978-0-688-04812-9
Part pop psychology, part sociology and part anthropology, this book by a linguistics professor at Georgetown University focuses on the uncomfortable moments when a conversation inexplicably breaks down, and suggests how such awkwardness can be avoided. Noting that there exist a plethora of books on public speaking, Tannen instead considers ""private speaking,'' and particularly the ``metamessages'' we transmitwhat we say, our attitude toward those we speak with, and the specific occasioninvolving such elements as loudness, pitch and intonation. Using scenarios that illustrate communication gaps, Tannen also attempts to show readers how to save their marriages and triumph in job interviews. BOMC alternate. January 17
Reviewed on: 01/01/1986
Release date: 01/01/1986
Paperback - 180 pages - 978-1-85381-512-6
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Compact Disc - 2 pages - 978-0-7435-0779-0
Paperback - 214 pages - 978-0-06-206299-4
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