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Article: " I have no time to find out where the sentences came from; I just rebuild them" : A biochemistry professor eliminating novices' textual borrowing

Title" I have no time to find out where the sentences came from; I just rebuild them" : A biochemistry professor eliminating novices' textual borrowing
Authors
KeywordsEAL scientists
Expert writers
Novices
Publication pressure
Textual borrowing
Issue Date2012
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jslw
Citation
Journal Of Second Language Writing, 2012, v. 21 n. 1, p. 59-70 How to Cite?
AbstractEnglish as an Additional Language (EAL) students' textual borrowing in disciplinary writing has attracted wide research interest in recent years. However, much of the research was conducted in the regular curriculum setting while the relevance of the issue in a writing-for-publication context has largely been overlooked. In particular, disciplinary experts' perspectives concerning textual borrowing have not been explored in-depth. The present study fills such a gap in the literature by looking into how an expert writer, a professor of biochemistry in a Chinese university, perceived novices' textual borrowing in their initial drafts and eliminated such borrowing as he redrafted novice texts for publication. The study revealed that the expert had complete tolerance for his students' copying and that his elimination of it during redrafting was guided by his genre expertise and rhetorical skills for publishing. The paper also pointed out that the shortage of explicit teaching from the supervisor to his students as well as the lack of active participation of his students in the writing process was bound to the publication pressure in the local institutional context. © 2012 Elsevier Inc..
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/160020
ISSN
2014 Impact Factor: 1.773
2014 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.489
ISI Accession Number ID
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dc.description.abstractEnglish as an Additional Language (EAL) students' textual borrowing in disciplinary writing has attracted wide research interest in recent years. However, much of the research was conducted in the regular curriculum setting while the relevance of the issue in a writing-for-publication context has largely been overlooked. In particular, disciplinary experts' perspectives concerning textual borrowing have not been explored in-depth. The present study fills such a gap in the literature by looking into how an expert writer, a professor of biochemistry in a Chinese university, perceived novices' textual borrowing in their initial drafts and eliminated such borrowing as he redrafted novice texts for publication. The study revealed that the expert had complete tolerance for his students' copying and that his elimination of it during redrafting was guided by his genre expertise and rhetorical skills for publishing. The paper also pointed out that the shortage of explicit teaching from the supervisor to his students as well as the lack of active participation of his students in the writing process was bound to the publication pressure in the local institutional context. © 2012 Elsevier Inc..en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jslwen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Second Language Writingen_HK
dc.subjectEAL scientistsen_HK
dc.subjectExpert writersen_HK
dc.subjectNovicesen_HK
dc.subjectPublication pressureen_HK
dc.subjectTextual borrowingen_HK
dc.title" I have no time to find out where the sentences came from; I just rebuild them" : A biochemistry professor eliminating novices' textual borrowingen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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