The Discourse Of A Discourse Community Essay

1591 Words Sep 19th, 2016 7 Pages
To be part of a particular group, one must be credible, possess factual knowledge, and draw on the values of its member to be accepted into the group. I am sure everyone has his or her own group of friends; a group that shares the same common interest or communicates, and behaves the same way. A discourse community is a group of people who share a set of discourses, a particular interest, understand the basic values and assumptions, and the ways of communicating about those goals in their community. People who used specialist languages within their area of expertise include teachers, doctors, and scientists, and students who are involved in multiple groups of organization in school are some examples of discourse communities. I personally belong to multiple discourse communities, and I am going to talk about two of my discourse communities, which are family and friends.
To begin with, the first discourse community that I will talk about is my family. I am in a family of five including both my parents; I have two older siblings, one elder sister and one older brother. I am the youngest in my family, and I have two older siblings that are constantly looking after me. Therefore, I am like the “baby” in my family. They took care of me really well, and still treats me like a five-year-old sometimes. For example, when both my parents are busy at work, they will make sure that I have taken my meals, did all my homework, and stay home safely. Being the “baby” in the family gave me…

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