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

Paperback | July 5, 2011

byDeborah Tannen

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“Tannen combines a novelist’s ear for the way people speak with a rare power of original analysis....Fascinating.”
—Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and The Mind’s Eye

In That’s Not What I Meant!, Deborah Tannen, renowned communication expert and author of the New York Times bestsellers You’re Wearing THAT? and You Just Don’t Understand, explores how conversational styles can make or break interpersonal relationships at home, at work, or at play. Fans of her books and the healthily curious reader interested in popular psychology, feminism, linguistics, or social sciences will be fascinated by Tannen’s remarkable insights into unintentional conversational confusion.  That’s Not What I Meant! is an essential guide to recognizing and adjusting what we say and how we are saying it in order to strengthen or save a relationship.

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“Tannen combines a novelist’s ear for the way people speak with a rare power of original analysis....Fascinating.”—Oliver Sacks, author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and The Mind’s EyeIn That’s Not What I Meant!, Deborah Tannen, renowned communication expert and author of the New York Times bestsellers You’re Wearing THAT? ...

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At home, on the job, in a personal relationship, it's often not what you say but how you say it that counts.Deborah Tannen revolutionized our thinking about relationships between women and men in her #1 bestseller You Just Don't Understand. In That's Not What I Meant!, the internationally renowned sociolinguist and expert on communicat...

Deborah Tannen is Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Her books include theNew York TimesbestsellersYou Just Don't Understand,You're Wearing THAT?,Talking from 9 to 5, andYou Were Always Mom's Favorite!. She has written for and been featured in numerous major newspapers and magazines, including theNew ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:July 5, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062062999

ISBN - 13:9780062062994

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