More Verbal Self-Defense

More Verbal Self-Defense

by Suzette Haden Elgin
     
 

In her international bestseller The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense, psycholinguist Suzette Elgin showed us how to protect ourselves from the "slings and arrows" of verbal abuse by employing a whole arsenal of defensive responses. In this sequel, she introduces a whole new strategy, moving us beyond response into a more proactive realm. Illustrated with…  See more details below

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In her international bestseller The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense, psycholinguist Suzette Elgin showed us how to protect ourselves from the "slings and arrows" of verbal abuse by employing a whole arsenal of defensive responses. In this sequel, she introduces a whole new strategy, moving us beyond response into a more proactive realm. Illustrated with realistic examples, this practical guide teaches us a number of new verbal skills, including how to:

  • identify the five main verbal behavior patterns
  • isolate trigger words in various verbal attacks
  • anticipate the direction of a conversation
  • take control of a potentially explosive exchange
  • and defuse "time bomb" phrases.

Written in a breezy, jargon-free style, this valuable little book will show you how to survive the battle and emerge the victor in the ongoing War of Words! 284pp.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780671764357
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
06/01/1991
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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