Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Swales did a very good at explain what a discourse community was by using complex words and content to elaborate on his beliefs. While reading I had to break down certain sections of the text to fully understand what he was saying, For Example he says,

"Irrespective of the merits of this 'cluster of ideas', the cluster is, I suggest, consequential of the assumption that there are indeed entities identifiable as discourse communities, not criteria/ for establishing or identifying them." 

 "Irrespective of the merits" meaning No regards to the specific claim of ideas  can conclude(consequential) that specific things can be identify(indeed entities identifiable) to describe a discourse community. Not having a certain way of teaching how they are. 

Although Swales text was a little hard to read, the details used to describe the discourse community such as breaking what he felt down into sections and accurately describing them. 

1 comment:

  1. i think breaking down the swales isn't a bad way to go about it, but i'm less concerned with that and more with what you thought a DC might be and if you can think of any you belong to. hopefully after class today you've got some ideas.