Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Deborah Tannen

Lecture | October 25 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

 Graduate Division

Deborah Tannen will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 24 and 25, 2017. The second lecture is titled "Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the lecture
In her second lecture, Deborah Tannen will discuss how interacting over social media is changing and challenging relationships, amplifying both the risks and the gifts of voice-to-voice conversations.

About Deborah Tannen
Deborah Tannen’s research examines the discourse of everyday conversation, including cross-cultural and gender differences in ways of speaking, and the discourse of social media. A prolific scholar, Tannen has written critically praised books for both scholarly and general audiences. Her books include the #1, four-year New York Times best-seller You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation (1990); Talking from 9 to 5: Women and Men at Work (1994); You’re Wearing THAT?: Mothers and Daughters in Conversation (2006); and You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships (2017). Her scholarly books include Gender and Discourse (1994), Conversational Style (2nd edition, 2005) and Talking Voices: Repetition, Dialogue, and Imagery in Conversational Discourse (2nd edition, 2007).

Since 1979 Tannen has been on the faculty of Georgetown University’s Department of Linguistics; and since 1991 has held the rank of University Professor. She has been McGraw Distinguished Lecturer at Princeton University, spent a term in residence at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and has twice been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. She is a member of the board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

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