That's Not What I Meant!

That's Not What I Meant!

How Conversational Style Makes or Breaks Relationships

Book - 2011 | First Harper paperback
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"[An] internationally renowned sociolinguist and expert on communication demonstrates how our conversational signals--voice level, pitch and intonation, rhythm and timing, even the simple turns of phrase we choose--are powerful factors in the success or failure of any relationship. Regional speech characteristics, ethnic and class backgrounds, age, and individual personality all contribute to diverse conversational styles that can lead to frustration and misplaced blame if ignored--but provide tools to improve relationships if they are understood"--Page [4] of cover.
Contents: I. Linguistics and conversational style
II. Conversational strategies
III. Talking at home : conversational style in close relationships
IV. What you can and can't do with conversational style
Publisher: New York : Harper, 2011
Edition: First Harper paperback
Copyright Date: ©1986
Branch Call Number: 302.346 T PBK
Characteristics: 214 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: That is not what I meant!
ISBN: 9780062062994


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