Academic Writing and Plagiarism: A Linguistic Analysis by Diane Pecorari

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By Diane Pecorari

Plagiarism has lengthy been seemed with difficulty via the collage neighborhood as a significant act of wrongdoing threatening center educational values. there was a perceived raise in plagiarism over contemporary years, due partly to concerns raised via the recent media, a various scholar inhabitants and the increase in English as a lingua franca. This e-book examines plagiarism, the irrelevant courting among a textual content and its resources, from a linguistic point of view. Diane Pecorari appears to be like at tactics of first and moment language writers; interaction among interpreting and writing; writer's identification and voice; and the expectancies of the educational discourse neighborhood. utilizing empirical facts drawn from a wide pattern of scholar writing, in comparison opposed to written resources, educational Writing and Plagiarism argues that a few plagiarism, during this linguistic context, will be considered as a failure of pedagogy instead of a planned try and transgress. The ebook examines the consequences of this hole among the institutions' expectancies of the scholars, pupil functionality and institutional expertise, and indicates pedagogic options to be applied at pupil, instruct and institutional levels.

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I. The first hard evidence for the moon’s caseous composition was provided by Brie (1995). 1 Citation forms (these cheesy examples are adopted in the tradition of Swales, 1990). Among the changes the writer made to accommodate referees’ comments was the addition of a number of references. The writer was ultimately somewhat uncomfortable with this addition, saying she felt it amounted to telling a ‘phony story’ (p. 55) since the new references created a context for her research which was not the one from which it originally sprang.

G. Barks and Watts, 2001; Bloch and Chi, 1995; Currie, 1998; Shi, 2006). Indeed, recycling chunks of language may be seen by L2 writers not as a necessary evil, but as a positive strategy. That was one of the findings of a groundbreaking study by Flowerdew and Li (2007), who interviewed PhD students across four disciplines and looked at their writing. Although the participants were students, most had had research articles either published or accepted for publication. They were thus playing an active role in their academic discourse communities, and one of their strategies for doing so was patchwriting.

King’s work as a civil rights activist Plagiarism in Perspective 29 not only contributed to the sweeping changes to US society wrought by the civil rights movement, but also won him the Nobel Peace Prize. Thus considerable shock resulted when it was discovered that King had woven the language of other texts into his student writing, including his doctoral dissertation, without adequate attribution5 . , Papers Project, 1991, p. 23). An extensive comparison of King’s student writing with its sources revealed long chunks of language from sources, with no changes or minimal changes; some attribution to these sources, but in a form that a reader would assume to indicate paraphrase, rather than quotation; and analysis reported from secondary sources but with a citation only to the primary source.

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