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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Cultural/Gender Communication Theories- Genderlect/Tannen
They prefer facts and taking objective positions and will tend to ‘tell’ others, taking an authoritative or expert stance gendfrlect puts them above others and discourages interruption.
And the big paperback book Look inside. For example, they will use emphasized intensifiers such as ‘so’ and ‘such’ ‘I was so happy’, ‘He is such an idiot’. Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference. Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them.
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Home Top Menu Quick Links. The fundamental difference that drives much other behavior is that women have a theofy drive to seek connectionwhilst men have a deep drive to seek status. In a male-dominated business meeting, when the boss interrupts, others will immediately allow genderlecf to happen. In jokes, they can put others down and hence raise their own status.
Disciplines Techniques Principles Explanations Theories. Of course there are other goals that men and women seek. You can buy books here.
Women and Men in ConversationPerennial Currents, And the big paperback book. Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other person. Men, on the other hand, will use conflict as a short-cut to gaining status. In public, there is less opportunity for creating individual relationships and so they may talk less.
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. 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.
Emotion and rapport In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. How we change what others think, feel, believe and do.
In seeking status, men will tend gederlect emotion as a sign of weakness, unless they are using in an way that does not expose them to attack. This creates more empathetic connection with their audience.
Gencerlect will include more emotional elements in their talk and will encourage others to do the same. EmotionsGoalsValues. 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. They may also be drowned out by the men.
The public stage brings out their competitive instinct and they will vie with other men to be top dog. Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others.
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.
Home Top Quick Links Settings. A useful way of viewing this that she uses is that they are as different cultures. Private and public Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others.