LINGUIST List 21.3942

Tue Oct 05 2010

Books: Applied Linguistics/Discourse Analysis: Pecorari

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        1.    Jennifer Tighe, Academic Writing and Plagiarism: Pecorari

Message 1: Academic Writing and Plagiarism: Pecorari
Date: 01-Oct-2010
From: Jennifer Tighe <>
Subject: Academic Writing and Plagiarism: Pecorari
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Title: Academic Writing and Plagiarism Subtitle: A Linguistic Analysis Published: 2010 Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

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Author: Diane Pecorari Paperback: ISBN: 9781441139535 Pages: 224 Price: U.K. £ 24.99

Please Note: This is a new version of a previously announced book.

"Attitudes to plagiarism are as diverse as the contexts in which itemerges, but this meticulous investigation makes an important contributionto the debate. It will make interesting reading not only for researchers inapplied Linguistics but also for anyone concerned with academic writing,faculty academic conduct officers, directors of studies and academicregistrars"Times Higher Education

"This is a book that deserves to be widely read, not only by researchers onwritten discourse, teachers of academic writing and supervisors, but moregenerally" System

"This book is a very useful contribution to the literature on writing usingsources."Tesolanz Newsletter

Plagiarism has long been regarded with concern by the university communityas a serious act of wrongdoing threatening core academic values. There hasbeen a perceived increase in plagiarism over recent years, due in part toissues raised by the new media, a diverse student population and the risein English as a lingua franca. This book examines plagiarism, theinappropriate relationship between a text and its sources, from alinguistic perspective.

Diane Pecorari looks at processes of first and second language writers;interplay between reading and writing; writer's identity and voice; and theexpectations of the academic discourse community. Using empirical datadrawn from a large sample of student writing, compared against writtensources, Academic Writing and Plagiarism argues that some plagiarism, inthis linguistic context, can be regarded as a failure of pedagogy ratherthan a deliberate attempt to transgress. The book examines the implicationsof this gap between the institutions' expectations of the students, studentperformance and institutional awareness, and suggests pedagogic solutionsto be implemented at student, tutor and institutional levels.

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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Discourse Analysis
Written In: English (eng )

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