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Annotated Bibliography Branick, Sean. “Coaches Can Read, Too: An Ethnographic Study of a Football Coaching Discourse Community.

” Writing About Writing: A College Reader. Boston. 2011. Print. Summarize    Assess The football coaching community is not necessarily considered a discourse community, however it is. It meets all of the characteristics of a discourse community that Swales set up. The community has goals, which are winning games and getting the most out of their players. The genre used by the community to communicate is mainly the playbook, which is given to everyone to use. The literacy used by coaches is an interpersonal literacy because they have the ability and knowledge to read their players. They also use situational literacies because football coaches have the ability to read games and put their players in the best possible situation according to the way the game is going. Reflect This piece was helpful to me in my writing because it is a clear example of what ethnography and ethnographic study is. It helped me to better understand what a genre is and Coaches help players establish goals Effective coaches are teachers, mentors, friends, are organized, and competitive A football coaching community uses multiple literacies

what multiple literacies are and how they apply to a discourse community. This paper also showed me how an unconventional group of people can be considered a discourse community.

Mirabelli, Tony. “Learning to Serve: The Language and Literacy of Food Service Workers.” What They Don’t Learn in School. Ed. Jabari Mahiri. New York: Peter Lang, 2004. 14362. Print. Summary    Assess Waiters and waitresses not only have to be able to read the menus at restaurants, but they also have to be able to read the customers and situations. The assumptions that food service workers are stupid are wrong because they have to be able to read and communicate so much in one day with hundreds of different people. They have to know the menu backwards and forwards and be ready for any question about a menu item. In our society today, literacy is still defined by the level of education you have achieved, and even though a food service worker may not have finished the highest level of education, they are far from illiterate. Reflect Multiliteracies in discourse communities Lou’s Restaurant Definition of literacy

This selection will help me with my paper because it shows how everyone has to be knowledgeable of the main aspects of a group or club, which applies directly to a volleyball team. If someone doesn’t know what a certain term means, then the task won’t get carried out correctly.

Swales, John. “The Concept of Discourse Community.” Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research Settings. Boston: Cambridge UP, 1990. 21-32. Print. Summarize  Discourse communities are groups that come together for one goal and share a common language  Assess A discourse community is a group that has certain goals and purposes and has its own language or mode of communication. The six characteristics of a discourse community are: goals, lexis, genre, multiple literacies, interpersonal literacies, situational literacies, and relationships between textual, situational, and interpersonal literacies. An example of a discourse community would be a book club or even a football team, because both of these have the characteristics to qualify them as a discourse community. Reflect There are six characteristics of a discourse community

This selection helped me to understand the definition of a discourse community and the six characteristics of one. It also helped me to understand the difference between a speech community and a discourse community. I needed to know these things so that I would be able to pick the right community to study for my ethnography.

Wardle, Elizabeth. “Identity, Authority, and Learning to Write in New Workplaces” Enculturation 5.2 (2004): n. pag. Web. 18 Feb 2010. Summary    Workplaces have certain ways of communicating The person with authority determines the acceptable form of communication If you don’t conform to the ways of communication in a new workplace, confusion and miscommunication will occur Assess The workplace is a type of discourse community with its own ways of communication. The workplace establishes certain ways to get information around to everyone in an effective manner. If everyone does not adhere to these rules of communication, problems such as miscommunication or no communication at all will occur. Those in authority set the rules for communication in the office and set the rules for how coworkers can talk to those in authority. Reflect

This selection helped me to see how important communication is in a discourse community. The story of Alan shows how if a new person does not adhere to the communication rules of the workplace, he or she will lose respect and cause confusion. This principal can be applied to any group or club because they all have certain ways of communicating that work for them, and if a new member tries to come in and disrupt that, they will not be accepted.