After reading â€œThe Concept of Discourse Community: Some Recent Personal History, (Links to an external site.)â€ answer the following and Grid Swales (14.4):
- In one paragraph, explain Swales’ definition of a Discourse Community (include one direct quote and format all source material).
- How many of Swalesâ€™ eight criteria does your potential DC fulfill?
- Explain the example of the Herbarium, ELI, and the Computer Center, and discuss how it can help you determine what is a DC, what isnâ€™t a DC, and what is somewhere in the middle.
- How is the scholarly reading and its definition of a DC different from the public/popular sources you explored? How are they the sameâ€”what elements overlap across explanations and conversations?