How to Maintain Relationships with Talk
Lecture no. 6 from the course: How Conversation Works: 6 Lessons for Better Communication
Taught by Professor Anne Curzan | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Professional Development Courses
Compare “report talk” with “rapport talk” to understand how discourse can simply relay information or build intimacy with a friend or romantic partner. Look at the fascinating research on how cooperative and competitive speaking styles differ, how parents model conversation for children from infancy, how language alignment can predict relationship success, and how electronic communications follow prescribed patterns.