Gender differences in communication


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Gender Differences in Communication

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Gender differences in communication

  1. 1. Guidelines 2 History of the theory and the writer 1 Introduction 4 Limitation
  2. 2. History of the theory(1980s-1990s) The viewpoints appear before people write them down. “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus”You Just Dont Understand: Women and Men in Conversation
  3. 3. Deborah Tannen She is a professor of Linguistics atProfessor Georgetown University, US. Writing about how the language of everyday Author conversation affects relationships. Famous book: You Just Dont Understand A frequent guest on television and radio Guest news and information shows, including on TV Good Morning America, the Today Show.
  4. 4. Introduction Origin in “One up, childhood one down”•Due to the origin in childhood, the gender differences in communication revolves around“One up, one down”position.
  5. 5. Limitation Tannen neglects the political factorPolitical which influences gender differences factor in communication. (Matrilineal society)Feminism With the rise of feminism, females are no longer in the “one down”influence situation.
  6. 6. LimitationBusiness The time gapbackground Tannen is a The theory was linguistic written aroundprofessor who 1980, due to thehas studied the issuance time, differences in the theorycommunication cannot be used between men perfectly. and women.
  7. 7. Limitation Society Other factors Practical The theory The theory was ignored the The theory was applicable in an impact of other based on individualism key factors, observations,western society. such as: rather thanTherefore, it may religion, culture, evidences.not be applicable personality, in a collective perception, the society. position-level and intelligence.
  8. 8. Conclusion The theory is amazing in explaining the gender differences in communication between men & women However, we don’t recommend applying it by its own due to the critical limitations we came across. It depends!