Diane Pecorari works within the area of English Applied Linguistics. Her research has investigated aspects of English for academic purposes and second-language writing, (including source use and plagiarism), and the widespread and growing phenomenon of English medium instruction.
She received her PhD in English from the University of Birmingham in 2001.
She has taught courses in linguistics, academic writing and professional communication. In addition, she has designed and taught professional skills development courses for university teacher who want to work pedagogically with questions such as how to work against plagiarism, how to promote students' writing skills and how to teach effectively in the English-medium classroom.
Educational linguistics, English for Academic Purposes, Aspects of second language writing, including source use and intertextuality