“On the top of page six in Gee’s paper he uses the source F. Niyi Akinnaso and Cheryl Ajirotutu. I thought Gee chose to use this source to give a good example of what he was trying to explain to the reader. The source gave Gee another example in explaining what makes up a Discourse. He was able to pull out moments where a person was using the wrong dialect and expressing the wrong values with this source which are two of the major combinations that make up a discourse. I was impressed by the way Gee used this source. He used direct quotes and paraphrasing to summarize and explain what he got from the source and how it pertains to what he is talking about. I like how Gee summarizes what is happening in the source and what is going on before he quotes it. For example with this source he briefly explains that it is two welfare mothers in a job training program that are being interviewed. This brief summary help me understand what the source was about before he started to pull any information from it.”- from Writers Working With Sources post

In Gee’s paper he explains a non dominant discourse to be a discourse that “brings solidarity with a particular social network”. What he is saying is that non dominant discourses allow a person to build relationships among their social groups. Gee also talks about dominant discourses and their benefits that they can bring in comparison to non dominant ones. In a dominant discourse Gee claims that they can be used to acquire “social goods” things such as money, prestige, and status.” – Quote from Dead Poets Society Discourse post

https://imiller.uneportfolio.org/james-paul-gee-readings/ – Link to James Paul Gee Readings page 

https://imiller.uneportfolio.org/leisa-delpit-annotations/ – Link to Lesia Delpit Annotation page 

James Paul Gee Annotations