Deborah Tannen: A Linguist’s Intellectual Journey

A Linguist’s Intellectual Journey with Deborah Tannen - Conversations with History

Deborah Tannen; University Professor, Georgetown University

Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Georgetown University, for a discussion of her intellectual odyssey. Topics covered include: formative experiences; the concept of conversational style; the skills and temperament desirable for work in linguistics; the examples of applying concepts in her work in understanding communication between men and women and in her work in understanding the erosion of civic discourse; and using linguistics to understand the  2016 Presidential campaign.

Key Words: Theory, Linguistics, Women Trailblazers
Deborah Tannen
Publication date: 
October 25, 2017
Publication type: 
Conversations with History