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Unformatted text preview: Deborah Tannen (early 1990s) • Gender differences seen as a “cultural” matter due to differences in socialization • Shift is away from theory based on “dominance” to theory based on “difference” Feminine Style Masculine Style Rapport talk Report talk- telling it like it is Support and connection Status and independence Understanding Advice and action Social function Task function • Current research focus o Gender is not a binary concept o Gender as performance, existing only within a practice o Gender as changeable and self-directed d 17:01 17:01...
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- Spring '09
- Geology, Deborah Tannen, Language Use