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ERIC Number: ED353788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-2253
Bibliographic Presentation.
Lynch, Tony; MacGrath, Ian
Edinburgh Working Papers in Linguistics, n2 p81-100 1991
This paper first puts forward a number of reasons why postgraduate students need to be able to present bibliographic information in a form that satisfies academic conventions. Possible sources of information for the student are then enumerated; global principles of bibliographic presentation (completeness, clarity and convenience, consistency, economy and care) are discussed; and existing provisions for the explicit teaching of the conventions of bibliographic presentation with the Department of Applied Linguistics, Edinburgh, is outlined. Subsequent sections describe a study to assess, by means of performance-sampling and questionnaire, the nature of student difficulties and the extent to which these are catered for by instruction, and present the provisional results of this study. The study suggests that the construction of a correctly referenced bibliography is a much more complex operation than was previously assumed; that instruction does help; and that studies of pre-instruction and post instruction performance are necessary as well as revealing. (Contains 21 references.) (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For serial issue in which this paper appears, see FL 020 251.