Conflict Dynamics International : A Discourse Community Essay

1062 Words Nov 5th, 2015 5 Pages
According to the University of Central Florida, “a discourse community is a group of people involved in and communicating about a particular topic, issue, or in a particular field”. Examples of discourse communities can be professional organizations, specific classes, sports teams, and even a group of fans for a musician. Within these discourse communities, each has their own specific basis of what good writing is and what form of communication is most often used. Each community has its own jargon and knowledge that is essential for the success of that specific community. Written text allows for the analysis of many discourse communities, including the accounting department of a Not-for-Profit organization, such as Conflict Dynamics International, the Business Enterprise 100 LLC course at Roger Williams University, and the Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity, which is an on-campus academic club at Roger Williams University.
A professional discourse community is the accounting profession, specifically that for a Not-for-Profit organization. Conflict Dynamics International is a Not-for-Profit organization located in Cambridge, Massachusetts with the main goal of creating international peace. Within this specific discourse community, there are several different forms of communication, including written and electronic communication. The electronic communication is through emails with a professional structure, and written communication is through letters and pamphlets. Mary Kane…

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