By now each of you has selected the discourse community you will be
focusing on and many have elected to work with a community you have easy access
to including: ones you are members of here at LIU Post, ones in your workplace,
a religious organization, club, professional interest group(s), or one that comes as a
result of your ethnic and/or cultural environment. Based on the range of collectives being studied by your class it should be clear that different people have access to different communities. It is also worthwhile to note that each of us participates in a wide variety of these discourse communities throughout our lifetimes.
In terms of your own individual research, you will need to be both persistent and creative in finding secondary sources of information on your discourse community. Some of you may have difficulty in locating material for your project. However, hopefully your research will help you uncover information on discourse communities that will assist you to contextualizing your own personal experiences and observations with these groups and that will also aid you in drawing conclusions about your community and how it works as a collective.
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