The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-defense at Work

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Prentice Hall Press, 2000 - Business & Economics - 340 pages
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In The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense at Work, nationally recognized linguistics expert and author Suzette Haden Elgin applies her techniques for combating verbal attacks to common workplace situations. Powerful yet unthreatening, her proven strategies will help you recognize and defend yourself from verbal abuse - everything from causal obscenities and racist or sexist language to sarcasm, cutting jokes, and subtle put-downs.

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Workbook of a sort - recommended readings and exercising at the end of each chapter. Read full review

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Promises were made in the first two chapters that were not kept in the remainder of the book, specifically that the reader would learn how to understand "language as traffic" as well as in terms of ... Read full review


Introduction Language the Power Source That Never Fails You
Phony Power and Real Power
Where Does It Come From?

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About the author (2000)

Suzette Haden Elgin, Ph.D., is Associate Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at San Diego State University.

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