Inside the Language of Women's Friendships ... And Other Linguistic Issues
Aug 02, 2017
Deborah Tannen
Inside the Language of Women's Friendships ... And Other Linguistic Issues

Professor of Linguistics at Georgetown University, Dr. Tannen has authored books and articles about how the language of daily conversation shapes relationships. Her most recent book is You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships. Interviewing 80 women of diverse backgrounds, she delves into women's friendships—illuminating how they work or fail and how we can improve them. Dr. Tannen is best known as the author of You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, which was on The New York Times best seller list for nearly four years and has been translated into 31 languages. Her other books include: You Were Always Mom's Favorite!: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their LivesYou're Wearing THAT?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in ConversationTalking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at WorkThe Argument Culture: Stopping America's War of Words; and I Only Say This Because I Love You: Talking to Your Parents, Partner, Sibs, and Kids When You're All Adults. All of them have made best seller lists and earned awards. Often a guest on television and radio programs, Dr. Tannen is one of only six in Georgetown University's College of Arts and Sciences who hold the distinguished rank of University Professor. She has been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University and spent a term in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton; she has twice been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. Recipient of five honorary doctorates, she is a member of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation Board of Directors.