Question 1: How do Schmidt and Kopple define/characterize discourse communities?
Schmidt and Kopple define and characterize discourse communities as groups of
individuals who have common features of claiming, organizing, communicating, and evaluating
different meanings. They further explain that one can identify to discourse communities if he/she
has a friend that they share discourse communities possibly one or more. The two individuals
will significantly spend much of their time concentrating on one’s attention on similar ideas or
things. They further explain that the two will have a firm sense of why they focus on those issues
and ideas. Additionally, the two friends will have many common ways of thinking and
communicating about those ideas and things, and many techniques to elevate one's thoughts and
talking. Lastly, they explain that the two friends will agree about many kinds of actions that one's
thoughts and talk can and should lead to. In a huge measure, then the systems that are associated
with the discourse communities that one belongs to will be at the middle of how one associate
with other people and the entire world.
Question 2: Why is this important ...