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    Friday, February 17, 2006

    Deborah Tannen in The Times


    The linguist famous for You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation talks about her new book on interactions between mothers and daughters here. Now, read the interview at your peril, as she does make the sweepingest of generalizations (this is a hallmark of her style of analysis). But, I have to admit, it did make me wish she'd done one on fathers and daughters- that's where I could use the help.

    2 Comments:

    Anonymous Bitch | Lab said...

    I'm convinced that that a great book to write someday would be the symbolism of hair between mothers and daughters -- with mothers investing a great deal in the cultural and class symbolism of their daughter's hairstyles.

    maybe that's just me and my mom. :p

    2:21 PM  
    Blogger EL said...

    Oh. My. God. I would have so many stories from my adolescence to contribute to such a book. Those were some knock-down drag-outs with my mom.

    2:23 PM  

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