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Author Tannen, Deborah.

Title You're wearing that? : understanding mothers and daughters in conversation / Deborah Tannen.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Random House, c2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  306.874 T166    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 272 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [257]-259) and index.
Summary Mothers and daughters do not speak different languages--but still often misunderstand each other, as they struggle to find the balance between closeness and independence. Both mothers and daughters want to be seen for who they are, but tend to see the other as falling short of who she should be. Each overestimates the other's power and underestimates her own. Tannen explains why a remark that would be harmless coming from anyone else can cause an explosion when it comes from your mother or your daughter. She examines every aspect of this complex dynamic, from the dark side that can shadow a woman throughout her life, to the new technologies that are transforming mother-daughter communication. Most important, she helps mothers and daughters understand each other, the key to improving their relationship.--From publisher description.
Subject Mothers and daughters.
Parent and adult child.
Interpersonal communication.
Communication in families.
Conversation analysis.
ISBN 1400062586

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