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I Only Say This Because I Love You: How The Way We Talk Can Make Or Break Family Relationships Throughout Our Lives
I Only Say This Because I Love You How The Way We Talk Can Make Or Break Family Relationships Throughout Our Lives
Why does talk in families so often go in circles, leaving us tied up in knots? Linguist Deborah Tannen reveals why talking to family members is so often painful and problematic -- even when we're all adults. Searching for signs of acceptance and belonging, we find signs of disapproval and rejection. Why do the seeds of family love so often yiel...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671576325
ISBN-10: 0671576321
Publication Date: 5/1/2001
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2.7 stars, based on 3 ratings
Publisher: Sound Ideas
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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sassyjo avatar reviewed I Only Say This Because I Love You: How The Way We Talk Can Make Or Break Family Relationships Throughout Our Lives on + 6 more book reviews
Somewhat 'dry' and technical, but I learned a lot about the different ways of oral communication...and how we can apply it to our everyday interactions.

I wish the author would have footnoted her references, although this may have been the case, but since it was an audiobook, she may have felt compelled to tell us exactly who and where certain studies were done in the examples she quotes. Really annoying to listen to. I often just wanted her to get to the point. I'm not really going to retain these facts while listening to them as I'm driving down the street (where I generally listen to audiobooks).


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