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    Thomas November 10, 2010 at 2:17 pm |

    As a European graduate student in the US, I have come to the admittedly unoriginal conclusion that it is practically impossible to have more than a very superficial conversation on theory or the content of our work with North American peers, male or female, Canadians included, and very easy to cut right to the matter with almost everybody else, male or female. The latter may be some effect of bonding by folks who have a similar experience of alienation in light of the former. However, I would tend to blame the reticence to say something substantial, or even controversial, on the fact that North American aspiring academics clearly have a very pronounced orientation toward competition in the labor market. Which would seem to run counter to Tannen.

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