Join the Notre Dame Club of Chicago on Tuesday, April 5th for our Spring Hesburgh Forum with Notre Dame Professor of Anthropology, James J. McKenna. Professor McKenna will present a lecture called, “Do Men & Women Speak in Two Different Tongues? If so, Why?”
When: Tuesday, April 5th; 5:30-7:30PM
Where: Railway Exchange Building Penthouse (224 S. Michigan Ave.)
About the topic
Anthropologists and linguists have note that, when it comes to understanding language, not only does it appear that nonverbal (body) language is essential in bringing accurate meanings to social and interactional settings, but failing to appreciate that men and women are socialized to use language in very different ways can lead to enormous misunderstandings. Moreover, in attempting to respect rank, by avoiding “direct” speech, we can, at times, endanger our lives.