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  • Critical Discourse Analysis

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    Critical Discourse Analysis Jan blommaert and Chris Bulcaen makes a brief introduction to the study of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). CDA intends to use social-theoretical method in discourse analysis and is primarily linguistically based (Blommaet & Bulcaen, 2000, p.447). It intends to analyze the structural relationships of dominance, discrimination, power and control through a textual study (Blommaet & Bulcaen, 2000, p.448). Based on the assumption that social discourse is constructed and

  • Reflection Of Academic Writing: Intersexuality And The Discourse Community

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    In “Intersexuality and the Discourse Community,” James E. Porter claims that a discourse community is organized by a group of people who have the similar interests and he also said “an individual may belong to several professional, public, or personal discourse communities” (400). It shows that people can be in the different discourse communities, which help me realized that I should take part in the other organizations except the different

  • Learning to Speak: Reflections of a Learner in ENG 100

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    Learning to Speak: Reflections of a Learner in ENG 100 This summer, after I was informed that I had been offered a teaching assistantship, I was terrified. I was not sure that I was capable of teaching students about a discipline in which I still possessed such a conscious doubt of my own abilities. For most of my life I was what you might call a non-achiever. When my parents strongly suggested that I enroll in college (the other option being to leave the house) everyone around me just sort

  • 'Five Bells': The Performance of Memory

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    by the debate recently staged in Critical Inquiry, either Australian multiculturalism is crucially ‘about’ justice, in some sense, or Australian justice is equally crucially ‘about’ multiculturalism. As most of us seem to be aware, multicultural discourse on justice suffers from at least two key paradoxes. First, the desire to respect the absolute alterity of the other, and the simultaneous desire for coexistence, for an equality implying the substitutability of subjects. In Specters of Marx, Derrida

  • Ecosystems and Environmental Discourse

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    Ecosystems and Environmental Discourse What is an ecosystem? At first glance, this seems to be a straightforward question, one to be answered by environmental scientists. However, the concept of an ecosystem, or more specifically, the action that posits the existence of an ecosystem, raises a series of questions that challenge some basic assumptions about the environment. For instance, is an ecosystem a concrete object in the same way that a stone or a tree is? Or instead, is an ecosystem a

  • Integration And Integration

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    understandings of population diversity as a threat to “indigenous British” identity. Myths are powerful stories that have influence in politics, the media, and public discourse” (Wolfe, 2010:109) even though they are not true. They’ve also composed challenges to five myths about immigration and integration that underpin the UK’s political and public discourse: “Britain takes too many immigrants,” “So many minorities cannot be integrated,” “Minorities do not want to integrate,” “Britain is becoming a country of

  • Corporate Entrepreneurship Class As A Discourse Community By John Swales

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    Introduction A Discourse Community is a group of people whose members share the same goals and use mechanisms to communicate with each other through an acquired, specific lexis that enables individuals to attain goals with the help of other expert and intermediate members. I chose to observe a Corporate Entrepreneurship class as my discourse community because I am interested in business and entrepreneurship. My task was to evaluate whether or not exposure to this business course changes the way

  • Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics: Introduction by James Paul Gee

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    In “Lotirecy, Doscuarsi, end Longaostocs: Intrudactoun,” Jemis Peal Gii ontrudacis e niw eppruech fur thonkong ebuat Lotirecy. Rethir then thonk uf lotirecy on tirms uf lengaegi (gremmer), Gii saggists thet wi thonk uf ot on tirms uf sucoel prectoci (5). Gii cleoms thet thos eppruech hes ompurtent end ontiristong cunsiqaincis. Accurdong tu Gii, uar wurds end ectouns mast bi cungraint of wi went tu meki sinsi (5). In Gii’s uwn wurds: “It os nut jast whet yua sey, bat huw yua sey ot” (5), end, “It

  • Six Characteristics Of Christianity: My Discourse Community Is Christianity

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    My discourse community is Christianity. My discourse community involves people who believe in God and lives up to the guidelines of the Bible. The people from this community are trying to enhance themselves by learning the Bible. An impeccable member attends church, strive for better lives, and aim to help others spread and disseminate words of wisdom. There are several reasons why Christianity is a discourse community. My discourse community has all of the six characteristics defined by John Swales

  • Home And Away By Brronwyn T. Williams Summary

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    Name: Petros Tedla Class: FYW: Writing Seminar In "Home and Away: The Tensions of Community, Literacy, and Identity," which appeared in the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Bronwyn T. Williams writes to writing teachers so that they tolerate diversity, background and culture in the classroom in order to make students feel comfortable and include their identity in their writing. In order to achieve this aim, he uses 3 moves: factual evidence, quotes from experts, and logical organization.