Quote 1: ”In addition, discourse communities both influence and are influenced by the larger communities within which they are situated.” (Paragraph 9, Line 1)
The reason I find this quote interesting is because there are interesting possibilities with how the communities interact and influence one another. I wonder how it can affect the way of life for the local citizens. I am also interested to learn about examples of this happening and what changes were brought. I am also curious as to what other applications code switching can serve. I already know it can probably alert workers to a threat.
Quote 2: “These DCs have acquired many abbreviations and acronyms as well as some special words and phrases that are needed in order to get their jobs done more quickly and more efficiently—terminologies that are not used, nor even often understood, by the general public.” (Paragraph 12, Line 3)
I found this quote interesting because it is related to the concepts we discussed last week, such as code switching. This shows me how integral code switching is to our society and makes me wonder the amount of terminologies acquired to make people work more efficiently. It also makes me wonder what type of terminologies I will learn in my future jobs.