That's Not What I Meant! by Deborah Tannen audiobook

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

By Deborah Tannen
Read by Deborah Tannen

1.38 Hours 06/01/1991 Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780743545488

You know the feeling: You thought you said exactly what you wanted to, but somehow a different message comes across. You end up feeling misunderstood...and the relationship that you're building -- at home, on the job, on a date, or in an interview -- slips a little further out of your control.   Talk is the key to any relationship and conversational style is the key to any conversation. In That's Not What I Meant!, Dr. Tannen helps you recognize your own conversational style and understand the styles of others. Whether you are dealing with a person who's too quiet or someone who's a conversational bulldozer, learning to understand conversational style will help you deal with any situation. Through this understanding, you can prevent small differences from sparking big arguments, really hear what was said -- and what wasn't. That's Not What I Meant! will give you the tools to save any conversation -- or relationship.

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Summary

Summary

You know the feeling: You thought you said exactly what you wanted to, but somehow a different message comes across. You end up feeling misunderstood...and the relationship that you're building -- at home, on the job, on a date, or in an interview -- slips a little further out of your control.  

Talk is the key to any relationship and conversational style is the key to any conversation. In That's Not What I Meant!, Dr. Tannen helps you recognize your own conversational style and understand the styles of others.

Whether you are dealing with a person who's too quiet or someone who's a conversational bulldozer, learning to understand conversational style will help you deal with any situation. Through this understanding, you can prevent small differences from sparking big arguments, really hear what was said -- and what wasn't.

That's Not What I Meant! will give you the tools to save any conversation -- or relationship.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Tannen combines a novelist’s ear for the way people speak with a rare power of original analysis…fascinating.” Oliver Sacks, New York Times bestselling author
“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, New York Times bestselling author
“We are, all of us, foreigners to each other: editor and writer, man and woman, Californian and New Yorker, friend and friend. Dr. Tannen shows us how different we are, and how to speak the same language.” Jack Rosenthal, Pulitzer Prize winner and editor, New York Times
“Offers intriguing insights into where we go wrong with language and how problems get started.” Mademoiselle
“Tannen’s writing is lively, she states her case clearly, and provides a fresh look at a subject which concerns us all. Recommended.” Library Journal
“Deborah Tannen shows us why conversations, and consequently friendships, marriages, and even jobs, can break down even with the best intentions, and how linguistics can come to the rescue.” Jeremy Campbell, author of the Grammatical Man
“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

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Author Bio: Deborah Tannen

Author Bio: Deborah Tannen

Deborah Tannen is the acclaimed author of You Just Don’t Understand, which was on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly four years; the New York Times bestseller on mother-daughter communication You’re Wearing THAT?; I Only Say This Because I Love You; and many other books. A professor of linguistics at Georgetown University, she appears frequently on national television and radio. The youngest of three sisters, she lives with her husband in the Washington, DC, area.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 1.38
Audience: Adult
Language: English