Class Notes: 9/4/13
- Who we are and how we act
- How we want to be seen
- Grammar we use
- Being the “right” who doing the “right” what
-Language: writing, speaking, grammar
-Set of rules recognized by a set of people, within a discourse
-Everything in little “d,” but influences identity as a person
-Acting, interacting, valuing, dressing, thinking, and believing with other people, objects, tools, technologies, and props
“Discourses describe what literacy is.”
Mrs. Cook: “Discourse = Language + other stuff”
He makes a big statement when we says we can separate ourselves from Discourses. We are all multiple types of who’s.
Primary Discourse: home, the discourse you are most comfortable with
Is your primary always the same?
-No but you always know what your primary is but what is most primitive and feels most comfortable.
Secondary Discourse: English 1103, college student, employee, daughters, sons, clubs and organizations, friends, etc.
Why aren’t we just the same person in every single context?
2. Fitting in
- To get things
Learning vs. Acquisition:
- Learning can’t continue without acquisition
- You are not aware that learning is taking place with acquisition
- With learning, you are very aware that you are learning
- We have acquired a lot, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that we know
-Just because you know something, doesn’t mean that you are going to know how to do it/be natural.
-Gee says that it’s important to know both!
-How can we describe literacy outside of a discourse?
-Legally Blonde: First Day of Law School
- The way she was dressed-blonde hair
- Everyone else had a computer
- Wasn’t prepared for the assignment
How do Discourses relate to writing?
-You have to write for a certain audience