Talking from 9 to 5 by Deborah Tannen

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Your project went off without a hitch--but somebody else got the credit...You averted a crisis brilliantly--but no one noticed...You came to the meeting with a sensational idea--but it was ignored until someone else said the same thing...


In her extraordinary international bestseller, You Just Don't Understand, Deborah Tannen transformed forever the way we look at intimate relationships between women and men. Now she turns her keen ear and observant eye toward the workplace--where the ways in which men and women communicate can determine who gets heard, who gets ahead, and what gets done.

An instant classic, Talking From 9 to 5 brilliantly explains women's and men's conversational rituals--and the language barriers we unintentionally erect in the business world. It is a unique and invaluable guide to recognizing the verbal power games and miscommunications that cause good work to be underappreciated or go unnoticed--an essential tool for promoting more positive and productive professional relationships among men and women.


About Deborah Tannen

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Deborah Tannen is university professor and professor of linguistics at Georgetown University and author of many books on discourse analysis.Anna Marie Trester is a professorial lecturer and director of the master's program in language and communication in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.
Published April 23, 2013 by William Morrow. 368 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Not necessarily, says linguist Deborah Tannen in her fascinating new book, TALKING FROM 9 TO 5 (Morrow, $23), a dissection of how men and women talk at work and how it affects their status.

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