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Authoring research, plagiarising the self?

Edwards R (2009) Authoring research, plagiarising the self?. In: Carter Awena, Lillis Theresa, Parkin Sue (ed.). Why Writing Matters: Issues of Access and Identity in Writing Research and Pedagogy. Studies in Written Language and Literacy, 12, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, pp. 47-59.

First paragraph: Following Roz Ivanič’s influential work on writing and identity, this chapter explores the effects of information technology in the writing of research and on the identity of the researcher. In particular, it suggests that the facility to copy, cut and paste is undermining the notion that research texts making original contributions to knowledge. By contrast, this capacity to copy, cut and paste is providing opportunities for the plagiarising of the self, bringing forth different possibilities for research and the identities of researchers. Here simulation rather than representation becomes crucial to understanding research practices.

Writing; Research; Plagiarism; Simulation; Identity; Representation

Subject headings
Report writing; Plagiarism; Copyright infringement; Information technology Great Britain

EditorCarter Awena, Lillis Theresa, Parkin Sue
AuthorsEdwards Richard
Title of seriesStudies in Written Language and Literacy
Number in series12
Publication date2009
PublisherJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Place of publicationAmsterdam
ISSN of series 0929-7324
ISBN 978 90 272 1807 0
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