chapter  4
Listening Outside the Participation Framework
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By recognizing that ''Ibo much happens too fast for the researcher to take account of it and describe it directly' (1983, p. 239), Stubbs clearly appreciates the analytical bind of discourse analysis, now can we learn to notice what we normally take for granted?'. Since the data of everyday language use is enormously rich and correspondingly complex, Stubbs goes on to argue that 'one needs a way of focussing on the features of carmunication which are relevant'. But relevant for who and in what way?