Basketball as the Most Popular Team Sports
... Discourse Community Analysis of a Basketball Team
Basketball is probably the most popular team sports. It mainly involves a team of twelve players, a head coach, and an assistant coach. This team is situated within a basketball community, wherein a certain culture has already been formed. This is due to the written rules and regulations that players, coaches and fans have to know, the language and motions used by referees, and the speech patterns of the players, among other things. However, it can be said that each team, through the longevity of the members’ relationship, can also create their own culture via their use of specific language that is familiar only to them—much like friends...