Patchwriting as ESL acquisition strategy: something old, something new, something borrowed, something glued
patchwriting, English as a Second Language, ESL
Topics: 1) Defining patchwriting (considered plagiarism); 2) Legitimate and Illegitimate ways to use works of others in writing; 3) Patchwriting at the levels of the sentence, paragraph and papers; 4) Plea to view patchwriting as a transitional step used by English as a Second Language (ESL) learners in language acquisition to become a better writers and speakers – native speakers also do patchwriting in developing their language skills.
Presented on March 3, 2012 at the Modern Languages and Cultural Studies Graduate Students Conference [DIS]comfort: (Re)examining Limits of Agency held at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.
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