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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Conflict Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them.
And the big paperback book. More Kindle book s: EmotionsGoalsValues. Men, on the other hand use interruption as a power play by which they can grab attention and demonstrate status.
Emotion and rapport In seeking connection, In seeking status, men will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts. Men, on the other hand, will use conflict as a short-cut to gaining status.
This creates more empathetic connection with their audience.
They will listen carefully and attentively for a long period without interrupting. In seeking connection, In seeking status, throry will avoid intangibles that may be challenged and prefer ‘solid’ facts.
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. How we change what others think, feel, believe and do. Conflict, for a woman, is a process whereby connections are reducedand so they will work hard to avoid them. They prefer facts and taking objective positions and will tend to ‘tell’ others, taking an authoritative or expert stance that puts them above others and discourages interruption.
They will tell about how they and others have been emotionally hurt.
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Thus, as a Japanese and French person conversing would take account of each others different cultural styles, so also should men and women understand and take account of the very real differences of the other.
Please help and share: A useful way of viewing this that she uses is that they are as different cultures. Disciplines Techniques Principles Explanations Theories. Men thus tend to use jokes more and use stories, particularly in a third-person objective style.
In jokes, they can put others down and hence raise their own status. Of course there are other goals that men and women yenderlect.
Where they do interrupt it is to show support or to ask questions to better understand the other person. Home Top Menu Quick Links. In seeking status, gendelrect will tend avoid emotion as a sign of weakness, unless they are using in an way that does not expose them to attack. And the big paperback book Look inside. Home Top Quick Links Settings.
Private and public Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others. In a male-dominated business meeting, when the boss interrupts, others will immediately allow this to happen. The public stage brings out generlect competitive instinct and they theoory vie with other men to be top dog.
They may also be drowned out by the men. Listening and interrupting Women will listen genrerlect to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect gendeerlect to the other person. 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.
When they put themselves in their stories, they are the heroes and intellectuals, solving complex problems, leading the charge and saving the day. They will include more emotional elements in their talk and will encourage others to do the same. Nevertheless, these are a significant source of difference. In public, there is less opportunity for creating individual relationships and so they may talk less. A short, sharp fight quickly establishes the hierarchical order that they prefer, establishing who has more status and position.
Men’s conversations will thus tend to jump around different genderlsct as they compete to take the lead, whilst women will allow a conversation to go on for a long time in order to achieve greater relationship depth.
gheory Men talk more when in a public forum, where their audience has the power to recognize them and give them the status they seek. Women and Men in ConversationPerennial Currents, tueory To create rapport and connection, women will talk more about feelings, relationships and people.
Women will listen just to create empathy as well as to find hooks by which to connect better to the other person. Men will avoid asking questions as this exposes their limitations and hands back control to the other person. You can buy books here. 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. Men thus initiate far more conflict than women.
Women talk more in private conversations, using talk as a way of gaining rapport and connection with others. 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. For example, they will use emphasized intensifiers such as ‘so’ and ‘such’ ‘I was so happy’, ‘He is such an idiot’. In women’s stories, they are more often the victims.