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Asymmetries: Women and Men Talking at Cross-Purposes Tannen, D. (1990). You just don’t understand: Women and men in conversation . New York: Ballantine. 1. Do you think women tend to match experiences more so than men? Why or why not? Provide examples from your own experiences. 2. Do you think men tend to offer advice and solutions more so than women? Why or why not? Provide examples from your own experiences. 3. If women focus on metamessages (relational level of meaning) and men focus on the
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Unformatted text preview: messages themselves (content level of meaning), what are the potential consequences of that difference in focus? 4. How should we attempt to address this difference in focus? Should we do something to help women and men talk more “symmetrically?” If so, what? 5. How will knowing about asymmetries in women’s and men’s talk influence how you communicate in the future?...
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