Linguistics professor Deborah Tannen has a whole host of successful books on relationships and families in her arsenal. Whether it’s the best seller You Just Don’t Understand or I Only Say This Because I Love You, Tannen has proven she has a sixth sense for figuring out what’s going on under the surface of most relationships. Here, presented by the 92nd Street Y, Tannen gives an engaging presentation on the mother-daughter relationship. Based on her successful, You’re Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, Tannen looks at different ways we communicate and how we can improve and get the most out of our relationships.
Tannen is also the author of I Only Say This Because I Love You, You're Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, and That's Not What I Meant!. She is a professor of linguistics at Georgetown University.
Brief overview of Tannen's work on mothers and daughters. It's entertaining without being very deep. She refers to her books almost as much as to the content in them. That being said, her work is still insightful and interesting, and she's a good speaker.