Introduction We use language every day to inform, express, explain or socialize. The language we use in daily life varies since we have various identities in the society. Different word choices are used depending on the target, purpose and situation. Register changes at specific time either, to express the identity of oneself. In this portfolio, I will share my insight and experience gained from the course work.
A time that I felt out of place was my first few days at college. My parents had just left and I knew no one. I was in a strange environment and didn't know what to do. I felt this way because I was used to my same routine for almost 18 years. To feel comfortable in this new environment, I had to find a place where I could be myself but also find a new routine.
Synergy Is a Discourse Community Introduction: What is Synergy? Synergy is a gaming clan that plays many games such as Combat Arms, Counter Strike: GO, Minecraft, and other strategical games. The clan has over thirty members, and they compete with other clans. The clan was made by Anthony in 2012 with the help of Andrew and I.
A discourse community is a group of people that share a set of values and goals. Members of a discourse community have their own way of communicating within the group and with the public. Although the communities may differ in subject matter and appearance, they do share varying levels of similarities. The three-discourse communities that we will be focusing on are: art, research biology and finance: specifically, the financial service sector. Furthermore, we will be comparing the three-discourse communities on: similarities among all the groups, similarities between each group and the differences among all three.
Discourse communities are a way of the world, everything and every person belongs to some sort of discourse community. The many forms of discourse communities are made up of anything from churches, to the part of the world that a person is from. America is a great example of a discourse community and how they work, for example Americans are classified from the view of everyone else in the world as Americans, however American is such a vague and non-descriptive term; It could literally describe almost anybody. In America we have millions of different people, varying religions, languages from all around the world, and many different social and economical classes. To describe America in one word is impossible and almost always incorrect.
the community as well as how to coordinate events within the community. Members of the association also know the requirements that are necessary to maintain the community. In turn, newcomers in the community, the new property owners, would gain experience through meetings with other members of the association to discuss the guidelines of the association. Discourse communities also contain “participatory mechanisms which are mechanisms used to take the uptake of informational opportunities such as an annual subscription to a magazine that the discourse community releases” (Swales, 1990). Furthermore, “participatory mechanisms” used in this discourse community such as their article in the Padre Island Moon are used to further the goal of the
John Swales developed a theory that a discourse community has six distinct traits. Destiny has attributed a lot to the band. Destiny said “Band has helped me to develop new relationships at The University of Oklahoma and improve my soft skills.” The lessons learned in band can translate to other aspects of one’s life. The band becomes such a tight community due to the fact that it consumes a lot of time with group and individual practice.
For me, the logos, pathos and ethos perspective of joining a discourse community I had been part of, taught me a lesson about interpersonal skills, organizational systems and professionalism. My aim of this paper is to share my experience of joining Chitwan Pharmacy Student Association (CPSA) via use of rhetorical skills that we have discussed in class of English 1301.
Various linguists and/or writers have different opinions in relation to their definitions of a discourse community. Even though it may be different from other authors, I define a discourse community as a group of individuals willing to exchange efforts and some with similar interests with a finality of contributing positively to a given society. For instance, a basketball team, has as focus the conquest of championships, which at the same time will give the fans something to cheer for and will also attract more tourists; thus, helping a given society financially. The University of Oklahoma is a university located in the United States of America, Oklahoma State, and in the city of Norman (where I study).
1) The two types of Discourses, “saying (writing)-doing-being-valuing- believing combinations,” James Paul Gee addresses in his essay “Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics” are Primary Discourses and Secondary Discourses. These Discourses are “ways of being in the world; they are forms of life which integrate words, acts, values, beliefs, attitudes, and social identities as well as gestures, glances, body positions, and clothes.” Both Discourses are acquired through acculturation. Our primary Discourse is acquired in the home and peer groups.
Discourse Community Examination Discourse communities are essential and if we are aware of it or not we are all part of come kind of community. For the sake of this assignment I will be focusing on a community that I am familiar with. I am currently expressed interest in nursing and will soon be applying into the nursing program and officially be declared as nursing once accepted. An interview was conducted on a pediatric registered nurse named Hedi, Hedi is currently a nurse a Sutter medical center and has been employed there for twenty-five years. As a novice in the nursing discourse community I have much to learn.