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Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
Swales discourse communities
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Swales discourse communities

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  • 1. Discourse Communities
  • 2. Reflect on your Autoethnography <ul><li>What is the most important or useful thing you learned about your writing process? </li></ul><ul><li>How will you use this knowledge to your advantage for the rest of the semester? For the rest of your college career? Later in life? </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>Let’s review the six characteristics of a discourse community (as defined by Swales). </li></ul>
  • 4. Goals
  • 5. Intercommunication
  • 6. Participation
  • 7. Genres
  • 8. Lexis
  • 9. Expertise
  • 10. Let’s play “Is it a discourse community?” <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 11. A soccer team <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 12. A sorority/fraternity <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 13. UCF <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 14. Publix employees <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 15. Hong Kong Study Circle <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 16. Republican voters <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 17. College Democrats at UCF <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 18. Composition Scholars <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 19. Occupants of Nike dorms <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 20. Our class <ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Intercommunication </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Genres </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul>
  • 21. Genre Analysis: The Language of TV shows <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w536Alnon24 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/389/frenemies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(~23 minutes) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In groups of 3-4, choose a TV show you are all familiar with. What are some unique ways in which language works on that show? Think about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Common phrases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Show-specific vocabulary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recurring jokes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Patterns in plot, show format </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Target audience, purpose </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Is it a discourse community? </li></ul>
  • 22. Discussion <ul><li>Swales argues that it is possible to participate in a discourse community without being assimilated in it. What does this mean? </li></ul>
  • 23. Discussion <ul><li>Consider a time when you participated in a discourse community but resisted it or were not assimilated into it. What happened? </li></ul>
  • 24. Discussion <ul><li>Do you understand anything differently about your own writing experiences after reading Swales’s description of how discourse communities work? If so, consider a way that this understanding can help you navigate discourse communities in the future. </li></ul>

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