Coordination:

  1. “The closest social phenomena involves the tendency to form ingroups that define individuals of a certain identity, and the related formation of outgroups that do not fit that identity.”

The sentence is compound because it contains two independent clauses combined in a coordinated effort to emphasize both ideas: “…Of a certain identity, and the related formation…” The ‘and’ is used as a coordinating conjunction. I intend to emphasize both independent clauses because they both relate back to the main point of explaining the Discourse as a social phenomena.

 

  1. “There will always be a first person to do something before it becomes common, and sometimes such pioneers are not a part of the primary dominant Discourse.”

The sentence is compound because the two independent clauses are coordinated together: “…Before it becomes common, and sometimes such pioneers…” The ‘and’ is the coordinating conjunction of the sentence. I intend to emphasize both independent clauses within the sentence to relate the initial idea (there will always be a pioneer) to a new idea (the pioneer may not be a part of the primary dominant Discourse).

 

  1. “While teaching the course, Jordan received plenty of discouragement from other people, but it was her dedication that helped pave the way for the official African American language.”

The sentence is compound because it combines two coordinated but independent clauses: “…From other people, but it was her dedication…” The ‘but’ is the conjunction coordinating the two independent clauses. I intend to emphasize both independent clauses within the sentence in order to emphasize the contrast between them.



Subordination:

  1. “While this isn’t an inaccurate belief for many Discourses, exclusivity is mostly there out of fear and only inspires oppression.”

The sentence is complex because it combines two independent clauses with more emphasis on one specific idea. The second idea is put in a place of higher importance by using the word “while” in the beginning of the sentence. I intend to emphasize the second independent clause of the sentence because it supports my own ideas while disagreeing with Gee’s main ideas.

  1. “Although Delpit and Gee can agree on the overall ideas behind Discourses, they have very different perspectives on the real-world applications.”

The sentence is complex because it combines two independent clauses with more emphasis on one specific idea. The second idea is put in a place of higher importance by using the word “Although” in the beginning of the sentence. I intend to emphasize the second independent clause of the sentence because it leads into the disagreements between Gee and Delpit that I proceed to explain.

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