Unformatted text preview: b. What Tannen means by ‘meta-message’ and by ‘negotiating out’ and ‘negotiating in’ and what that suggests about how communication problems arise between men and women; c. What is meant by ‘troubles talk,’ the distinction between ‘public talk’ and ‘private talk’ and how women’s and men’s uses of language differ in these respects; d. What are examples of ‘ritual opposition’ and how misunderstandings arise when conversational rituals of opposition are not shared. e. How the perspectives of status and connection play roles in interpreting the behavior of our opposite sex partners. f. Factors affecting conversational style in addition to gender; g. Whether you can relate any of the above points to your own experiences. 4. Whether your paper has enough content (pages 2-3) as stated in the Greensheets. With best regards, Thom...
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