John McWhorter with Deborah Tannen on the language of women’s friendships.

The Language of Female Friendships

The Language of Female Friendships

A show about the mysteries of English.
May 2 2017 2:02 PM

The Language of Female Friendships

John McWhorter discusses communication styles with linguist Deborah Tannen.

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John McWhorter discusses communication styles with linguist Deborah Tannen, author of You’re the Only One I Can Tell: Inside the Language of Women’s Friendships.

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