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YODA

FROM STAR WARS

Discourse
Community Map

He is a member of...

Jedi Council

Galactic Senate

Galactic Republic

Each groups goals are


Jedi
Council

Galactic
Republic

Galactic
Senate

Keep
peace
across the
galaxy

Facilitate
trade and
share
protection
across the
galaxy

Govern
the
Galactic
Republic

Members of each community


Galactic Republic
Jedi Council
Yoda
Mace Windu
Plo Koon
Ki-Adi-Mundi
Saesee Tiin
Yaddle
Alderaan
Even Piell
Belsavis
O. Rancisis
Balmorah
Corosant

Galactic Senate
Sly Moore
Supreme
Chancellor Finis
Vallorum
Mas Amedda

Dagobah
Kamino
Kashyyk
Naboo

Purposes of communication
Jedi Council: To inform on any attacks and corruption that happens in the
galaxy, and serves as the galactic police force.
Galactic Republic: To enforce trade agreements, spread peace, and improve
planetary relations.
Galactic Senate: To negotiate trade agreements as well as border disputes. It
also governs the Galactic Republic.

How does communication take place?

Holograms and meetings

How does technology impact the


communication practices
Its the only way they communicate. Holograms are used to break language
barriers, give visuals, and is the fastest form of communication.
Technology also helps them travel, defend themselves, and survive. They need
technology to accomplish their goals, and everything they use is based on it.

What topics do these communities


discuss?

They discuss how to defend the galaxy


How to trade with other planets
How to govern
About the creation of technology

What are the conventions (guidelines


and/or rules) of the discourse community
Jedi council:

Galactic Republic

Galactic Senate

There is no emotion,
there is peace.

Enforce and follow the


established laws.
(Enhanced Security and
Enforcement Act,
Financial Reform Act)

Same guidelines that the


U.S. senate follows.

There is no ignorance,
there is knowledge.
There is no passion,
there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there
is harmony.
There is no death, there
is the Force.

What specialized language is used within the


communities? Why is this
specialized language or vocabulary necessary?

English is their official language, but because of the


technology and different species that exist, they
make use of personal and specific jargon.
Examples:
Flyboy: This was a slang term for a hot-shot pilot, such as Han Solo.
Harpy: A derogatory term for a female individual. Ahsoka Tano once called Asajj Ventress
a hairless harpy
Hop: A mission, in TIE fighter pilot slang.

How did your character become a


member of this community?
Yoda was born as a
Jedi, and chosen to
be a part of the
galactic republic and
the galactic senate.

How do the selected communities differ


from one another?
They each serve a different purpose and function in
different ways. The Jedi Council operates like a monastery,
the Galactic Senate woks as the United States Senate, and
the Galactic Republic serves as a government.

Which of the selected communities are


discourse communities as Swales has
described them?
All of them satisfy at least five out of the six
criteria. They all have established goals and
communicate with each other to achieve
them, they meet with each other in order to
obtain feedback, they communicate in more
than one way, they make use of their own
jargon, and they all have levels that can be
escalated.

Bibliography
Star Wars. (n.d.). Retrieved June 30, 2016, from
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
Galactic Republic. (n.d.). Retrieved June 30, 2016, from
http://www.starwars.com/databank/galactic-republic

Yoda. (n.d.). Retrieved June 30, 2016, from


http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Yoda