Quote 1: “The latter was premised on a homogeneous assemblage of people who. share place, background, language variety and who largely share social, religious, and cultural values.”

Being that I had never heard of the term “homogeneous assemblage” I looked it up and it means the junction of two things or a coming together. This connects the. quote because that’s how a society can gather and come together when it comes to their culture religion etc. despite other differences.

Quote 2: “the people who work in such places have both their own ways of going about their tests, and their own conventionalized ways of talking about those test and with their customers”

This quote perfectly gives an example of what a focal discourse community is because in this community people work their own ways and do their own tasks. This can also benefit their surrounding areas that they area part of.