GENDERLECT THEORY PDF

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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Women and Men in ConversationPerennial Currents, Men, on the other hand use interruption as a power play by which they can grab attention and demonstrate status. Thus, as a Japanese and French person conversing would take account of each others different cultural styles, so also should men and genderlectt understand and take account of the very real differences of the other.

The public stage brings out their competitive instinct and they will vie with other men to be top dog. In jokes, they can put others down and hence raise their own status. Please help and share: Men talk more when in a public forum, where their audience has the power to recognize them and give them the status they seek.

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They will gemderlect about how they and others have been emotionally hurt. They may also be drowned out by the men. They will include more emotional elements in their talk and will encourage others to do the same. Listening and interrupting Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other person.

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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. Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them.

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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’. This creates more empathetic connection with their audience. They prefer facts and taking objective positions and will tend to ‘tell’ others, taking an authoritative or expert stance that puts them above others and discourages interruption.

Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other person.

Gencerlect 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.

In public, there is less opportunity for creating individual relationships and so they may talk less. More Kindle book s: Men, on the other hand, will use conflict as a short-cut to gaining status. You can buy books here. EmotionsGoalsValues.

Men thus initiate far more conflict than women. Private and public Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others. Men will avoid asking questions as this exposes their limitations and hands back control to the other person. Disciplines Techniques Principles Explanations Theories.

Where they do interrupt it is to show support or to ask questions to better understand the other person. 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.

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The Genderlect Theory – Deborah Tannen by Courtney Henkel on Prezi

Of course there are other goals that men and women seek. Conflict Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them. Men’s conversations will thus tend to jump around different topics as they compete to take the lead, whilst women will allow a conversation to go on for a long genderleect in order to achieve greater relationship depth.

And the big paperback book Look inside. In women’s stories, they are more often the victims. Men thus tend to use jokes more and use stories, particularly in a third-person objective theoey.

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When they put themselves in their stories, they are the heroes and intellectuals, solving complex problems, leading the charge and saving the day. Connection and status The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior is that women have a deep drive to theoory connectionwhilst men have a deep drive to seek status.

To create rapport and connection, women will talk more about feelings, relationships and people. Emotion and rapport In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference. Thus, when given an order, women will be more likely to comply than a man, who especially if ggenderlect levels are unclear may well challenge back.