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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Home Top Menu Quick Links. In a male-dominated business meeting, when the boss interrupts, others will immediately allow this to happen. Men talk more when in a public forum, where their audience has the power to recognize them and give them the status they seek.
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 time in order to achieve greater relationship depth.
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In jokes, they can put others down and hence raise their own status. 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. You can buy books here. More Kindle book s: Home Top Quick Links Settings. Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference.
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The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior is that women have a deep drive to seek connectionwhilst men have a deep drive to seek status. Where they do interrupt it is to show support or to ask questions to better understand the other person.
EmotionsGoalsValues. Thus, as a Japanese and French person conversing would take account of each genserlect different cultural styles, so also should men and women understand and take account of the very real differences of the other.
Men, on the other hand use interruption as a power play by which they can grab attention and demonstrate status. Men, on the other hand, will use conflict as a short-cut to gaining status. Thus, when given an order, women will be more likely to comply than a man, who especially if status levels are unclear may well challenge back. They will include more emotional elements in their talk and will encourage others to do the same.
In public, there is less opportunity for creating individual relationships and so they may talk less.
And the big paperback book Look inside. Conflict Conflict, for a woman, is a process gederlect connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them. Connection and status The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior is that women have a deep drive to seek connectionwhilst men have a deep drive to seek status.
How we change what others think, feel, believe and do. Men thus tend to use jokes more and use stories, particularly in a third-person objective style. Of course there are other goals that men and women seek. Emotion and rapport In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts.
Please help and share: In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and genrerlect ‘solid’ facts. This creates more empathetic connection with their audience. When they put themselves in their stories, they are the heroes and intellectuals, solving complex problems, leading the charge and saving the day.
They will tell about how they and others have been emotionally hurt. To create rapport and connection, women will talk more about feelings, relationships and people.
Men thus initiate far more conflict than women.
Disciplines Techniques Principles Explanations Theories. Men will avoid asking questions as this exposes their limitations and hands back control to the other person.
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.
And the big paperback book. 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 women’s stories, they are more often the victims. Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others.
A useful way of viewing this that she uses is that they are as different cultures.