'Human communication, especially across social and cultural divides, is a very difficult matter. We humans are very good at finding meaning. We find it all over the place, even in the stars. ... In fact, we are so good at finding meaning that we very often run off too quickly with interpretations of what other people mean that are based on our own social and cultural worlds, not theirs. Too often we are wrong in ways that are hurtful. ... When we sit back and reflect on what people have said and written--a luxury we have too little in life, but the basis of discourse analysis--we often discover better, deeper, and more humane interpretations.' (by James Paul Gee)
It's interesting that what I have to read for my project could also let me think about my own everyday behaviour.
On second thought, is this me being unprofessional?
Oh third thought, hmm, perhaps I've done too much discourse analysis that I'm gradually driving myself crazy.