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    to aid you in these emotions, by having plenty of discourse communities you can join, or even offering you the opportunity to create your own. As quoted by Herzberg in The Concept of Discourse Community, “the idea of a “discourse community” is not well defined yet” (469). Despite the vague concept John Swales offers, he further goes on to elaborate on what six characteristics discourse communities can be identified through. A discourse community which one of my roommates participates in is the Vietnamese

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    Discourse communities are groups of people who share similar values, goals, and ways of communication. Although it is more of a broad definition, to me discourse communities can be more simplified. My definition: sharing the same experiences, individual passion, and journey as your destined group. Even though high school is bygone, the Langston Hughes Volleyball Team is still considered my discourse community. Not to be biased but we are the best. Performing rigorous activities such as sports requirements

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    Life is full of different paths that each person has to take to achieve their goals. In those roads, people might find groups that share ideas, knowledge, culture, or tastes with them, called discourse communities, which can lead to live experiences that might turn unforgettable. People can join an infinite number of these groups, however in order to accomplish that they must convince its members by applying some techniques taught in this class of English 1301, for example, knowing the group’s

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    dealing with viewpoints, beliefs, or understanding towards a particular goal. These groups can be identified as discourse communities. According to, “The Concept of Discourse Community,” in the textbook, Writing About Writing, John Swales stressed that in order to be classified as a discourse community the group has to have all six defining characteristics. Swales emphasized, “A discourse community has a broadly agreed set of common public goals, mechanisms of intercommunication among its members, uses

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    Discourse communities are a prevalent part of society, whether we realize it or not. The most recognizable of these communities would be the discourse in different work fields. When student’s are going through their final years of schooling in college, most are taught only some of this discipline-specific jargon in their junior or senior years of schooling through their out of class experience in their specific work field. The most easily identified would be the medical fields, journalism fields

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    begin to think about what will be. The best way to overcome everyday obstacles is to join a Discourse Community that reflects your own interests. Just recently, my life was too hard to stand, so I decided to kneel, and within that time, I was directed towards an organization known as Cru. So, what is Cru and why did I choose to join this organization amongst the rest, does it qualify as a Discourse Community, and through further investigation, will it hold an academic conversation? After recently

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    Discourse Community

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    This community has great potentials that are part of the discourse community. For instance, people from the hotel industry have common goals, they work for the purpose to improve their selves, their knowledge and be able to provide a better information about the hotel to the customer. They are require to learn and know more about their company , its history and chain if any; these common goals lead the employee to perform and develop a better job to acquire a higher level position. As a linguistic

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    defines a discourse community as an exclusive group of people brought together by a common goal. According to John Swales (1990), every discourse community has six characteristics that makes them a discourse community. Overall the group must have a shared goal, in which they communicate with each other through different genres and lexis they have developed; genres are different types of communication that the group employ and lexis is the specialized language utilized by that particular discourse community

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    Historians do research and analyze on past events, old documents, videos and pictures. The information they get from these sources develops their discourse communities. Each major has its own discourse communities. A discourse community is a group of people who share common goals and communicate together in order to achieve goals the group has set for themselves. Historians conduct research and analysis for businesses, newspapers, governments, and historical associations. They write historiography

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    We now know what would be the necessary threshold levels for members who wish to join in such a community, but now we must realize the rest of the questions that need to be answered when talking about the discourse communities. But, what is a discourse community? Well, by definition, a discourse community is a group of individuals whom share similar ideals to one another, and are able to communicate with one another so that they all may be able to achieve a goal. However, as any other term within

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