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Author Pecorari, Diane.

Title academic writing and plagiarism : a linguistic analysis / Diane Pecorari
Published London : Continuum, 2008


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Description 213 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Plagiarism : why the need for a linguistic analysis? -- 2. Plagiarism in perspective -- 3. Learning to write from sources -- 4. Texts -- 5. 'My position, it is impossible' : the writers' perspectives -- 6. Readers -- 7. Plagiarism, patchwriting and source use in context -- App. Research methods -- References -- Author index -- Subject index
Summary "Plagiarism has long been regarded with concern by the university community as a serious act of wrongdoing threatening core academic values. There has been a perceived increase in plagiarism over recent years, due in part to issues raised by the new media, a diverse student population and the rise in English as a lingua franca. This book examines plagiarism, the inappropriate relationship between a text and its sources, from a linguistic perspective. Diane Pecorari brings recent linguistic research to bear on plagiarism, including processes of first and second language writers; interplay between reading and writing; writer's identity and voice; and the expectations of the academic discourse community. Using empirical data drawn from a large sample of student writing, compared against written sources, Academic Writing and Plagiarism argues that some plagiarism, in this linguistic context, can be regarded as a failure of pedagogy rather than a deliberate attempt to transgress. The book examines the implications of this gap between the institutions' expectations of the students, student performance and institutional awareness, and suggests pedagogic solutions to be implemented at student, tutor and institutional levels." -- Cover description
Analysis Language & linguistics
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Academic writing.
Bibliographical citations.
Report writing.
LC no. 2009290163
ISBN 0826491669 (hbk.)
9780826491664 (hbk.)