What can plagiarism tell us about academic writing?

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPresented - 18 Oct 2017

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Title2017-18 CAES Research Seminar
LocationThe University of Hong Kong
PlaceHong Kong
Period18 October 2017

Abstract

As a non-normative and highly stigmatised act, plagiarism is more likely to be treated as a violation of academic ethics rather than as a feature of academic writing. However, plagiarism (in its broadest sense) is quite common, and therefore needs to be taken into account in researching and teaching academic writing. This talk will begin with a brief summary of what we know about plagiarism, particularly in EAP/second-language writing contexts. It will then describe the ways in which findings from plagiarism research can inform our understanding of, and teaching of, academic writing.

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Diane Pecorari is Professor of English and Head of the Department of English at City University of Hong Kong. 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 teaches linguistics, academic writing and professional communication. In addition, she has designed and taught professional skills development courses for university teachers who want to work pedagogically to address plagiarism by helping students develop into capable, confident writers, and for teachers who want to work effectively in the English-medium classroom. Her publications include Academic writing and plagiarism: A linguistic analysis (Bloomsbury) and Teaching to avoid plagiarism (Open University Press).

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What can plagiarism tell us about academic writing? / Pecorari, Diane.

2017. 2017-18 CAES Research Seminar, Hong Kong.

Research output: Conference Papers (RGC: 31A, 31B, 32, 33)33_Other conference paperpeer-review