GENDERLECT THEORY PDF

The Genderlect Theory – Deborah Tannen. CH. Courtney Henkel. Updated 6 August Transcript. Definition: This theory is about how men. and women. Items 1 – 27 of 27 Genderlect theory proposes that there are separate languages based on gender. The core of this theory explains how different sets of linguistic. GENDERLECT THEORY Ravinandan Puri Roll no: PGP-1 B The Theory Genderlect theory by Dr. Deborah Tannen states that.

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Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others.

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Men, on the other hand use interruption as a power play by which they can grab attention and demonstrate status. Deborah Tannen coined the term ‘Genderlect’ to describe the way that the conversation of men and women are not right and wrong, superior and inferior — they are just different. A short, sharp fight quickly establishes the hierarchical order that they prefer, establishing who has more status and position. In a male-dominated business meeting, when the boss interrupts, others will immediately allow this to happen.

The public stage brings out their competitive instinct and they will vie with other men to be top dog. In public, there is less opportunity for creating individual relationships and so they may talk less. This creates more empathetic connection with their audience. For example, they will use emphasized intensifiers such as ‘so’ and ‘such’ ‘I was so happy’, ‘He is such an idiot’. You can buy books here.

In women’s stories, they are more often the victims. They may also be drowned out by the men. Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference. Thus, when given an order, women will be more likely to comply than a man, who especially if status levels are unclear may well challenge back.

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SAGE Reference – Genderlect Theory

Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them. Please help and share: Connection and status The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior is that women have a deep drive to seek connectionwhilst men have a deep theoey to seek status.

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Where they do interrupt it is to show support or to ask questions to better understand the other person. In jokes, they can put others down and hence raise their own status.

Conflict Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them. When they put themselves in their stories, they are the heroes and intellectuals, solving complex problems, leading the charge and saving the day. Home Top Quick Links Genderpect. Men thus tend to use jokes more and use stories, particularly in a third-person objective style.

Emotion and rapport In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid tbeory that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. More Kindle book s: They will tell about how they and others have been emotionally hurt. Home Top Menu Quick Links. Thus, as a Japanese and French person conversing would take account of each others different cultural styles, so also theoyr men and women understand and take account of the very real differences of the other.

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Men’s conversations will thus tend to jump around different topics as they compete to take the lead, whilst women will allow a conversation to go on for a long time in order to achieve greater relationship depth.

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They prefer facts and taking objective positions and will tend to ‘tell’ others, taking an authoritative or expert stance that puts them above others and discourages interruption. Men talk more when in a public forum, where their audience has the power to recognize them and give them the status they seek.

Women and Men in ConversationPerennial Currents, How we change what others tjeory, feel, believe and do. Men, on the other hand, will use conflict as a gendeglect to gaining status.

They will listen carefully and attentively for a long period without interrupting. And the big paperback book. Men will avoid asking questions as this exposes their limitations and hands back control to the other person. Listening and interrupting Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other person. Men thus initiate far more conflict than women. Private and public Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and theorry with others.

To create rapport and connection, women will talk more about feelings, relationships and people. In seeking theogy, men will tend avoid emotion as a sign of weakness, unless they are using in an way that does not expose them to attack. In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts.

The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior is that women have a deep drive to seek connectionwhilst men have a deep drive to seek status.

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