Concept of powerless language

70-110 words expected length.

Prompt: Pick an example from the film “He Said, She Said” with Deborah Tannen that illustrates or relates to the concept of Powerless Language (O’Barr & Atkins). Describe the example briefly (what happens) and clearly state how it relates to O’Barr & Atkins’ concept.

For those who were not in class on Tuesday, Feb. 28th, the film will be available on reserve at the library for the rest of the week. A few excerpts are available on Youtube, but by no means the complete film.

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