June 2, 2023

New York Times Bestselling Author to Speak at UMW, Oct. 23

The Christina Kakavá Linguistics Speaker Series presents

 Deborah Tannen
“Conversational Style in Digital Discourse:
Texting, Email, and IM as Cross-Cultural Communication Across Genders and Generations”
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
The Great Hall, Woodard Campus Center

Deborah Tannen holds the distinguished rank of university professor at Georgetown University. She is best known as the author of “You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation,” which was on the New York Times best seller list for nearly four years, including eight months as No. 1. She is an expert on conversational style, cross-cultural communication and gender differences. Tannen appears frequently on television and radio programs to speak on language and language use in everyday social interaction.

This event is supported by the departments of English, linguistics, and communication; modern languages and literatures; sociology and anthropology; and classics, philosophy and religion, as well as the women’s and gender studies program, the dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, the James Farmer Multicultural Center, and the campus academic resources committee.