ERIC Number: ED461997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Deborah Tannen: He Said, She Said--Gender, Language, & Communication [and] Deborah Tannen: In Depth. Part 2. [Videotapes and Teaching Guide].
These curriculum-related materials include two videotapes and a 36-page teaching guide. The first videotape, "Deborah Tannen: He Said, She Said," with a running time of 50 minutes discusses: boys and girls, status and connection, directness and indirectness, public talk and private talk, ritual opposition, and conversational style, and a conclusion which notes that gender is not the only factor influencing conversational style, and such factors as class regional background, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, profession, and personality all have a part. The Teaching Guide provides discussion topics for each section and suggestions for outside assignment. The Guide also includes two articles by Tannen: "Teacher's Classroom Strategies Should Recognize that Men and Women Use Language Differently" and "The Relativity of Linguistic Strategies: Rethinking Power and Solidarity in Gender and Dominance." The second videotape, "Deborah Tannen: In Depth," is a 25-minute companion to the first videotape. In it, Tannen addresses key issues, implications, and criticisms about the first video, including: the nature/nurture question (whether conversational styles are born or made); whether gender is the most important factor affecting conversational interaction; whether these patterns are cross-cultural; issues of power and dominance; and how linguistic and psychological approaches differ. (SM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Language Usage, Sex Differences, Speech Communication
Into the Classroom Media, 10573 West Pico Boulevard, #162, Los Angeles, CA 90064 (Two videotapes and teaching guide, $349). Tel: 800-732-7946 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
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