ERIC Number: EJ677044
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Western Rhetoric and Plagiarism: Gatekeeping for an English-Only International Academia.
Writing On the Edge, v12 n2 p65-79 Spr-Sum 2001
Explains that as a modern Western concept, the notion of plagiarism is now being used as a gate-keeping device, employed chiefly against non-English writing academics. Notes that international scholars are required to write in English and that access to English creates an academic elite who may master the rhetorical patterns of English. Discusses definitions of plagiarism, and how it can be coped with in the classroom. (PM)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Plagiarism, Teacher Attitudes, Writing Instruction
Writing on the Edge, Campus Writing Center, University of California, Davis, CA 95616. Web site: http://wwwenglish.ucdavis.edu/compos/woe/default.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A