"Sex, Lies and Conversation"
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This paper discusses and analyzes the essay "Sex, Lies and Conversation" by Deborah Tannen. Specifically, it evaluates the essay according to several key questions, considering the background on the author and the topic, tone and genre of the essay. The paper contends that Tannen's essay clearly shows many of the differences in communication styles between men and women and explains what they mean to the very foundations of our society. The paper also claims that Tannen's essay indicates that communication is central to a solid marriage, but it is also central to just about everything important in our society, from personal relationships to business relations and far beyond.
From the Paper:"What is also interesting is how Tannen described the physical communication styles of men and women. Women tend to look at each other when they are talking, while men tend to look away from each other when they are talking. This gives the woman the feeling that a man is not listening to her when they communicate, and from this example it is easy to see why. That this communication style is also learned at a young age is clear, and it is a little bit disconcerting to see how so many communication patterns learned as children stay with us throughout our adults lives. "
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"Sex, Lies and Conversation" (2005, November 17) Retrieved April 20, 2014, from http://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/sex-lies-and-conversation-62256/
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