Discourse Community Essay

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  • Example Of Discourse Community

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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

  • The Ethics Of Discourse Communities

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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

  • Joining a Discourse Community

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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

  • The Concept Of Discourse Community

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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

  • The Discourse Of Discourse Community

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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

  • Who Is The Best For A Discourse Community?

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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

  • Reflection Of A Discourse Community

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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

  • Reflection Of A Discourse Community

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    knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” We do not often realize how important it is for everybody to work together to achieve a goal. A community is a group of individual people gathered together to form a whole, like a school, local church, government entity, non-profit organization, sport team, etc. This whole can make reference to a discourse community. According to John Swales, discourse communities are unions where individuals have a common purpose

  • Essay On Discourse Community

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    class, we have discussed what discourse communities are and how they are integrated into everyday life. Each one of these communities consist of people who share similar goals, have specialized vocabulary, and have a priority to implement a language that mutually enables members to function together towards those goals. A discourse community that I had decided to become a part of a couple of years ago would be the tennis team. The tennis team is in fact a discourse community because it is full of people

  • Identity In A Discourse Community

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    identity within a larger community, when entering new writing contexts, who has authority in a discourse community, and, how might negotiation with authority affect an outsider? When we write an individual piece before we are aware of discourse communities, we as writers have no rules because we are the writers and readers of our own works. However, once we as individuals communicate within a community we share concepts that we understand while learning what a communities’ limitations and rules are