Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Gender & Discourse” as Want to Read:
Gender & Discourse
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Gender & Discourse

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  116 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Deborah Tannen's You Just Don't Understand has been on the New York Times Best Seller list for more than three years (in cloth and paper) and has sold over a million and a half copies. Clearly, Tannen's insights into how and why women and men so often misunderstand each other when they talk has touched a nerve. For years an internationally known and highly respected schola ...more
Hardcover
Published July 7th 1994 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1994)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Gender & Discourse, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Gender & Discourse

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 258)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jacob Siegel
Mar 16, 2012 Jacob Siegel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book. It helped me put a lot of things into perspective. I understand the differences between men and women more closely and I also understand the dangers of assigning everyone a gender role just because of the way that they talk. Just because people are expected to talk this way to other people does not mean that's not the only way that they should talk to that way. Things are definitely not as simple as Deborah Tannen make it out to be. I'll have to agree with Senta Prommel-Tro ...more
Leslie
Jan 21, 2014 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a collection of scholarly articles Deborah Tannen wrote over a couple of decades about different aspects of gender in discourse. One of the more interesting analyses is of the play Scenes from a Marriage, in which she (with Robin Lakoff) dissect the criss-crossing styles of Johan and Marianne as their marriage dissolves. Many of the other analyses are represented in her other books, but this one demonstrates the methods more rigorously.
Maayan Roth
This book is much less about gender than I thought, and more of a sampling of Tannen's sociolinguistic research that happened to have a gender component. A few of the essays were interesting, but overall, I finished the book unclear about the author's overall thesis.
Sandra
Jul 19, 2010 Sandra rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really interesting essay on Bergman's Scenes From a Marriage!
Shaziakd
Mar 02, 2010 Shaziakd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
an eye opener
Emmalee Boekweg
Emmalee Boekweg marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2016
Sherry Dinh
Sherry Dinh marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2016
Emery Mason
Emery Mason rated it really liked it
Jun 05, 2016
Stefany
Stefany marked it as to-read
May 30, 2016
Elizabeth Steinbach
Elizabeth Steinbach rated it it was amazing
May 23, 2016
Bob Loparo
Bob Loparo marked it as to-read
Apr 29, 2016
Adriana Delgado
Adriana Delgado rated it it was amazing
Apr 24, 2016
Brenda
Brenda marked it as to-read
Apr 24, 2016
Dionne
Dionne marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2016
E. Anderson
E. Anderson marked it as to-read
Mar 22, 2016
Carly Henek
Carly Henek marked it as to-read
Mar 10, 2016
Virginia Rogers
Virginia Rogers marked it as to-read
Jan 27, 2016
Vivian Tetherby
Vivian Tetherby marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2016
Jheri
Jheri marked it as to-read
Jan 17, 2016
Madeline
Madeline rated it liked it
Jan 05, 2016
Yamani
Yamani marked it as to-read
Jan 02, 2016
Hilary
Hilary marked it as to-read
Jan 01, 2016
Claire
Claire rated it it was amazing
Jan 01, 2016
Haven Headley
Haven Headley marked it as to-read
Dec 30, 2015
Ngoc Doan
Ngoc Doan marked it as to-read
Dec 18, 2015
thejournalceo
thejournalceo rated it it was ok
Dec 18, 2015
Osman
Osman marked it as to-read
Dec 17, 2015
Laura Pettinelli
Laura Pettinelli marked it as to-read
Dec 01, 2015
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Psychoanalysis And Feminism: A Radical Reassessment Of Freudian Psychoanalysis
  • The Mountaintop
  • Femininity
  • Family, Sex and Marriage in England 1500-1800 (Abridged, no footnotes)
  • Women and Economics
  • Now, Voyager
  • To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism
  • The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader
  • On Lynchings
  • Platitudes: & the New Black Aesthetic
  • Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom
  • Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Techniques for Your Classroom
  • Zeely
  • The Narrows
  • When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs
  • Discipline with Dignity: New Challenges, New Solutions
  • The Students are Watching: Schools and the Moral Contract
  • Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning
44018
Deborah Tannen is best known as the author of You Just Don't Understand, which was on The New York Times Best Seller list for nearly four years years, including eight months as No. 1, and has been translated into 29 languages. It was also on best seller lists in Brazil, Canada, England, Germany, Holland, and Hong Kong. This is the book that brought gender differences in communication style to the ...more
More about Deborah Tannen...

Share This Book