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Deborah Tannen

Deborah TannenBorn: 7-Jun-1951

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Linguist
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: You Just Don't Understand

Sociolinguist, focusing on the role played by gender in conversation.

Husband: (divorced once)
Husband: (married)

    High School: Hunter College High School, New York, NY (1962, at age eleven)
    University: BA English Literature, Harpur College (1966)
    University: MA English Literature, Wayne State University (1970)
    University: MA Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley (1976)
    University: PhD Linguistics, University of California at Berkeley (1979)
    Professor: Linguistics, Georgetown University (1979-)

    Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
    EMILY's List
    Friends of Hillary
    Hillary Clinton for President
    Hillary Rodham Clinton for US Senate Committee
    John Kerry for President
    MoveOn.org
    New Leadership for America PAC
    Obama for America
    People for the American Way

Official Website:
http://www.georgetown.edu/tannen/

Author of books:
Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk Among Friends (1984, nonfiction)
That's Not What I Meant!: How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships (1986, nonfiction)
Talking Voices: Repetition, Dialogue and Imagery in Conversational Discourse (1989, nonfiction)
You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation (1990)
Gender and Discourse (1994, nonfiction)
Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work (1995, nonfiction)
The Argument Culture: Stopping America's War of Words (1999, nonfiction)
I Only Say This Because I Love You: Talking to Your Parents, Partner, Sibs, and Kids When You're All Adults (2002, nonfiction)

Wrote plays:
An Act of Devotion (1994)
Sisters (1995)


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