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Offline Aeronwen

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #180 on: October 08, 2014, 12:19:47 PM »
You just don't understand: Women and men in conversation by Deborah Tannen

A very interesting read, it certainly strikes a chord, I would like to know if men tend to recognise the situations described.

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Deborah Tannen's main research focus is on the expression of interpersonal relationships in conversational interaction. Tannen has explored conversational interaction and style differences at a number of different levels and as related to different situations, including differences in conversational style as connected to the gender[1] and cultural background,[2] as well as speech that is tailored for specific listeners based on the speaker's social role.[3] In particular, Tannen has done extensive gender-linked research and writing that focused on miscommunications between men and women; however, some linguists have argued against Tannen's claims from a feminist standpoint[4]

Tannen's research began when she analyzed with her friends while working on her Ph.D. Since then, she has collected several naturally-occurring conversations on tape[5] and conducted interviews as forms of data for later analysis. She has also compiled and analyzed information from other researchers in order to draw out notable trends in various types of conversations, sometimes borrowing and expanding on their terminology to emphasize new points of interest.


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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #181 on: October 08, 2014, 12:25:25 PM »
Mortality by Christopher Hitchens.

Essays on the latest part of his life when he was diagnosed with cancer. Absolutely amazing. Makes me want to re-read God is not great.
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #182 on: October 10, 2014, 09:07:12 AM »
Dark Star by Alan Dean Foster

not sure if the crazy film or the weird novel came first but they both bear a repeat now and then.


12:39 - [IG] Lisen: wheres all the IG's?
12:39 - [IG] Aeronwen: no idea - out having lives?
12:39 - [IG] Lisen: unlikely but sure

11:53 - [IG] Aeronwen: hahaha I can try
11:53 - [IG] Lisen: Im pretty sure you will fail but that is something I like about you!
11:53 - [IG] Aeronwen: !!

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #183 on: August 17, 2015, 12:02:45 AM »
Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt and Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski.

As someone who likes reading Fantasy Fiction Novels; I liked them all.
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #184 on: August 18, 2015, 07:23:31 PM »
Blood of Elves, Time of Contempt and Baptism of Fire by Andrzej Sapkowski.

As someone who likes reading Fantasy Fiction Novels; I liked them all.

Sapkowski for me is absolutely one of the greatest writers evur, but you should all learn Polish to truly understand the magnificence of his work  :zan:
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #185 on: August 20, 2015, 07:45:44 PM »
I'll learn it one day Wezyk, have no worries. I cannot even read all his books because of the fact that several of them still don't have English translations. :(
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #186 on: August 25, 2015, 12:40:44 PM »
I'll learn it one day Wezyk, have no worries. I cannot even read all his books because of the fact that several of them still don't have English translations. :(
You have reason to accelerate your plans, I won't translate them on Teamspeak  :))
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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #187 on: August 25, 2015, 02:04:44 PM »
Gonna re read the wheel of time series again I think, couldn't handle polish I can't even work out how to say polish names  :))

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Re: What books are you reading?
« Reply #188 on: August 25, 2015, 05:38:14 PM »
Invasion of the Tearling  :)) Sounds crass and cliched but it's enjoyable!

Sabriel by Garth Nix is great toooo  Z:)