Deborah Tannen

Deborah Tannen appears in the following:

Why Sisters Make Siblings Happier

Monday, November 01, 2010

Recent studies highlight all kinds of benefits from having an affectionate sister. According to researchers, sisters have been found to protect their adolescent siblings from numerous problems, including loneliness and depression. So, what’s so special about sisters? The Takeaway explores some of the latest ideas.

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You Were Always Mom’s Favorite

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deborah Tannen discusses the perplexing relationships between sisters. Her latest book, You Were Always Mom’s Favorite: Sisters in Conversation Throughout Their Lives, shares insights and anecdotes from interviews with over a hundred women, and looks at the closeness and competition that exists between sisters.

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You're Wearing That?

Friday, June 22, 2007

Conversation is the glue that holds women's relationships together, according to linguist Deborah Tannen. So when mother-daughter conversations go wrong, there can be big problems. Ms. Tannen's book is You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation.

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A Pole-Dancing Terrorist

Friday, June 22, 2007

Conversation is the glue that holds mothers and daughters together, according to linguist Deborah Tannen. She joins us to today to explain how those conversations can go wrong, and why mothers and daughters tend to miscommunicate. Also: French director Pascale Ferran on her new film adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover. ...