Community Development Discourse
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... Community development dis Community development dis The understanding of the cultural ways of writing and speaking is captured in the notion of discursive competence. It draws several notions together in the process that include textual, generic, and social competence. The evaluation and understanding of the various levels and factors that influence the ability to produce and interpret contextually appropriate texts. In a community development discourse, the textual competence can be obtained by drawing the linguistic, textual, contextual and pragmatic knowledge (Butny, 2009, p. 236). The interpretation process involves the understanding of the organization and interpretation of the text. For...