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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Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference.

Thus, as a Japanese and French person conversing would take account of each others different cultural styles, so also should men and women understand and take account of the very real differences of the other.

Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others. And the big paperback book. Women and Men in ConversationPerennial Currents, Please help and share: Disciplines Techniques Principles Explanations Theories. 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.

In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. Men, on the other hand, will use conflict as a short-cut to gaining status. They will listen carefully and attentively for a long period without interrupting.

For example, they will use emphasized intensifiers such as ‘so’ and ‘such’ ‘I was so happy’, ‘He is such an idiot’. Men thus tend to use jokes more and use stories, particularly in a third-person objective style.

Of course there are other goals that men and women seek. They prefer facts theorry taking objective positions and will tend to ‘tell’ others, taking an authoritative or expert stance that puts them above others and discourages interruption. EmotionsGoalsValues. A short, sharp fight quickly establishes the hierarchical order that they prefer, establishing who has more status and position.

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This creates more empathetic connection with their audience. Home Top Menu Quick Links.

Where they do interrupt it is to show support or to ask questions to better understand the other person. They will tell about how they and others have been emotionally hurt. They will include more emotional elements in their talk and will encourage others to do the same.

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You can buy books here. The public stage brings out their competitive instinct and they will vie with other men to be top dog.

Listening tehory interrupting Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other person. When they put themselves in their stories, they are the heroes and intellectuals, solving complex problems, leading the charge and saving the day.

Private and public Women talk more in gederlect conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others. In women’s stories, they are more often the victims. Conflict, for a genserlect, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them.

Thus, when given an order, women will be more likely to comply than a man, who especially if status levels are unclear may well gendderlect back.

To create rapport and connection, women will talk more about feelings, relationships and people. Men will avoid asking questions as this exposes their limitations and hands back control to the other person. Conflict Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them.

They may also be drowned out by the men. In jokes, they can put others down and hence raise their own status. Genderrlect and rapport In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. A useful way of viewing this that she uses is that they are as different cultures. Home Top Quick Links Settings. The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior is that women have a genferlect drive to seek connectionwhilst men have a deep drive to seek status.

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Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other person. How we change what others think, feel, believe and do. Men’s conversations will thus tend to jump around different topics as they compete to take the lead, whilst women gheory allow a conversation to go on for a long time in order to achieve greater relationship depth. And the big paperback book Look inside.

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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 drive to seek status. Men talk more when in a public forum, where their audience has the power to recognize them and give them the status they seek. Men, on the other hand use interruption as a power play by which they can grab attention and demonstrate status. Men thus initiate far more conflict than women.

In seeking status, 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 a male-dominated business meeting, when the boss interrupts, others will immediately allow this to happen. More Kindle book s: