On plagiarism, patchwriting and the problems of overseas students in British universities

Malcolm Coulthard

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Abstract

Although according to Angélil-Carter (2002: 2) ‘plagiarism is a modern Western concept which arose with the introduction of copyright laws in the Eighteenth century’, its avoidance is now a basic plank of respectable academic scholarship. Student plagiarism is currently a hot topic, at least for those who teach and study in British and American universities. There are companies selling both off-the-shelf and written-to-order term papers and others, like Turnitin.com, offering an electronic detection service. Recently an Australian Rector was dismissed for persistent plagiarism earlier in his career and most Anglo-American universities have warnings against and definitions of plagiarism on their websites – indeed Pennycook notes that in the mid-90s Stanford University's
documents about plagiarism were reproduced by the University of Oregon apparently without attribution, and suggests, whimsically, that there is 'one set of standards for the guardians of truth and knowledge and another for those seeking entry' (1996: 213),
(example and quote taken from Pecorari, 2002, p 29).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPerspectivas interdisciplinares de la lingüística aplicada
EditorsMaría Luisa Carrió Pastor
Place of PublicationValencia (ES)
PublisherUniversidad Politécnica de Valencia
Pages17-30
Number of pages14
Volume2
ISBN (Print)84-6096-062-5, 978-84-6096-062-1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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Bibliographical note

Incloudes comunicacions presentades al XXII Congreso sobre Lingüística aplicada celebrat a la Universitat Politècnica de València

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Coulthard, M. (2005). On plagiarism, patchwriting and the problems of overseas students in British universities. In M. L. Carrió Pastor (Ed.), Perspectivas interdisciplinares de la lingüística aplicada (Vol. 2, pp. 17-30). Valencia (ES): Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
Coulthard, Malcolm. / On plagiarism, patchwriting and the problems of overseas students in British universities. Perspectivas interdisciplinares de la lingüística aplicada. editor / María Luisa Carrió Pastor. Vol. 2 Valencia (ES) : Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 2005. pp. 17-30
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On plagiarism, patchwriting and the problems of overseas students in British universities. / Coulthard, Malcolm.

Perspectivas interdisciplinares de la lingüística aplicada. ed. / María Luisa Carrió Pastor. Vol. 2 Valencia (ES) : Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, 2005. p. 17-30.

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