Dr Edmond Prakash is Professor and Head of Creative Technologies at Westminster School of Media, Art and Design at the University of Westminster, UK. He currently leads the Technology Enhanced Faculty and is responsible for promoting and embedding the use of digital technologies in research, teaching and learning across the faculty. He has previously held positions at the Supercomputer Centre at the Indian Institute of Science, India, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, the University of Bedfordshire, UK, and the University of Bournemouth, UK. He has also held visiting positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA, the State University of New York-Stony Brook, USA, Touch Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Beijing Normal University, China, and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia.
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Women and men live in different worlds...made of different words.
Spending nearly four years on the New York Times bestseller list, including eight months at number one, You Just Don't Understand is a true cultural and intellectual phenomenon. This is the book that brought gender differences in ways of speaking to the forefront of public awareness. With a rare combination of scientific insight and delightful, humorous writing, Tannen shows why women and men can walk away from the same conversation with completely different impressions of what was said.
Studded with lively and entertaining examples of real conversations, this book gives you the tools to understand what went wrong -- and to find a common language in which to strengthen relationships at work and at home. A classic in the field of interpersonal relations, this book will change forever the way you approach conversations.
In The 5 Love Languages for Men, Dr. Gary Chapman gears this edition of his #1 New York Times multi-million best seller, The 5 Love Languages, to the needs, challenges, and interests of husbands everywhere. This book offers a straightforward approach that will equip the reader for relational success.
Deborah Tannen revolutionized our thinking about relationships between women and men in her #1 bestseller You Just Don't Understand. In That's Not What I Meant!, the internationally renowned sociolinguist and expert on communication demonstrates how our conversational signals—voice level, pitch and intonation, rhythm and timing, even the simple turns of phrase we choose—are powerful factors in the success or failure of any relationship. Regional speech characteristics, ethnic and class backgrounds, age, and individual personality all contribute to diverse conversational styles that can lead to frustration and misplaced blame if ignored—but provide tools to improve relationships if they are understood.
At once eye-opening, astute, and vastly entertaining, Tannen's classic work on interpersonal communication will help you to hear what isn't said and to recognize how your personal conversational style meshes or clashes with others. It will give you a new understanding of communication that will enable you to make the adjustments that can save a conversation . . . or a relationship.