Deborah Frances Tannen is an American linguist. She is best known for her general-audience books on interpersonal communication and public discourse, and became well-known in the United States after her book “You Just Don’t Understand” was published in 1990. It was on the “New York Times” best seller list for nearly four years.
Tannen’s latest book, “You’re Wearing That? Understanding Mothers and Daughter in Conversation”, was also on the best seller list. She has had material published in many major newspapers and magazines. Her other books include “Lilika Nakos”, “Conversational Style: Analyzing Talk Among Friends”, and “The Argument Culture: Stopping America’s War of Words”.
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