Deborah Tannen

Deborah Tannen is professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and author, most recently, of "You're the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women's Friendships," from which this essay is adapted.​
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Redefining Masculinity//

Why Men And Women Talk Past Each Other About Their Problems

by Deborah Tannen

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