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Tilley

Dandenong North, VIC, Australia

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  • The Modern Scholar: That's Not What I Meant: The Sociolinguistics of Everyday Conversation

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Deborah Tannen
    • Narrated By Deborah Tannen
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (34)

    The following series of lectures draws on linguistics, or the scientific study of language, to show the many ways in which language has a profound effect upon human relationships. These lectures address the various aspects and implications of what Professor Tannen calls "conversational style". It also looks at the dynamics of specific situations such as the workplace and classroom where the role of conversational style is of particular importance.

    Mr Conway says: "Helpful Perceptions, not Scienctic Study"
    "Interesting"
    Overall

    If you have read any of Deborah Tannen's popular titles, you will probably enjoy this. It is billed as a series of lectures (boring!) but you could just as easily reframe it as different chapters in an audio book.

    Concepts are explained simply and clearly. It is quite accessable to the lay person, because there isn't an assumed level of knowledge.

    Having read some previous titles by the same author, several vignettes were familiar, but it was quite amusing/entertaining to hear them read aloud. (eg the story about the pediatrician talking to the little girl.)

    There is also an accompanying booklet to download. If you are considering downloading this title, the accompanying booklet gives a rough idea of what you can expect. It is very helpful if you want to follow up any of the authors cited.

    Would highly recommend for people with a general interest in communication, or linguistics.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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