Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Guest Post: Book Review

Donna Bain Butler of American University's Washington College of Law offers her very thorough and well-written book review of Academic Writing and Plagiarism: A Linguistic Analysis by Diane Pecorari. As Professor Bain Butler noted to me in an email, the book "gives insight into plagiarism: a topic not clearly understood, especially when it comes to international LL.M. academic writers."

I appreciate Professor Bain Butler's thoughtful evaluation of the Pecorari text, and I appreciate her bringing the text to my attention, especially the concept of "patchwriting as a stage in the process of acquiring academic literacy." More on this in a later post.

To access the book review, please click on the link below:

Bain Butler, D. (2011). Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis. [Review of the book  Academic Writing and Plagiarism: A Linguistic Analysis]. Retrieved May 24, 2011 from LINGUIST List database

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