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Professor Diane Pecorari

Professor and Head

Contact information

Office:M8018, CMC
Phone:+(852)-3442 8850
Fax:+(852)-3442 0288
Email: diane.pecorari@cityu.edu.hk

Diane Pecorari works within the area of English Applied Linguistics. Her research has investigated aspects of English for academic purposes and second-language writing, (including source use and plagiarism), and the widespread and growing phenomenon of English medium instruction.

She has taught courses in linguistics, academic writing and professional communication. In addition, she has designed and taught professional skills development courses for university teacher who want to work pedagogically with questions such as how to work against plagiarism, how to promote students' writing skills and how to teach effectively in the English-medium classroom.

Professor Pecorari can undertake PhD supervision in the following areas:

  • academic writing;
  • intertextuality, including citation, source use and plagiarism;
  • English as a medium of instruction, and;
  • academic vocabulary.

Monographs & Edited Volumes

  • Malmström, H. & Pecorari, D. (Eds.) (forthcoming, 2018). TESOL Quarterly special issue on English-medium instruction.
  • Pecorari, D. & Shaw, P. (Eds.) (forthcoming). Student plagiarism in higher education. London: Taylor & Francis and the Society for Research into Higher Education.
  • Charles, M. & Pecorari, D. (2016). Introducing EAP. London. Routledge.
  • Pecorari, D. (2013) Teaching to avoid plagiarism: How to promote good source use. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
  • Pecorari, D. & Shaw, P. (Eds.) (2013). Special issue on source use in academic writing. Journal of English for Academic Purposes.
  • Charles, M., Pecorari, D. & Hunston, S. (Eds.) (2009). Academic writing: At the interface of corpus and discourse. London: Continuum.
  • Pecorari, D. (2008). Academic writing and plagiarism: A linguistic analysis. London: Continuum.

Articles

  • Malmström, H., Mežek, Š., Pecorari, D., Shaw, P., & Irvine, A. (2017). Engaging with terminology in the parallel-language classroom: teachers' practices for bridging the gap between L1 and English. Classroom Discourse, 8, 3-18.
  • Maricic, I., Pecorari, D., & Hommerberg, C. (submitted). Weighing English in the balance: University teachers' perspectives on teaching through a second language.
  • Pecorari, D. (forthcoming). ESL vs. EFL writing: Blurred boundaries. In J. I. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.
  • Pecorari, D. (forthcoming). Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). In A. Hewings & P. Seargeant (eds.), Routledge Handbook of English Language Studies .
  • Malmström, H., Pecorari, D. & Gustafsson, M. (2016). Coverage and development of academic vocabulary in assessment texts in English medium instruction. In S. Göpferich & I. Neumann (Eds.), Developing and Assessing Academic and Professional Writing Skills. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 45-69.
  • Pecorari, D. (2016). Writing from sources, plagiarism and textual borrowing. In R. Manchón & P. Matsuda (Eds.) Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Pecorari, D. (2016). The hole in the donut: The shape of second-language writing studies in Sweden. In T. Silva, J. Wang, C. Zhang, & J.M. Paiz (Eds.), L2 writing in the global context: Represented, underrepresented, and unrepresented voices (pp. 227-238). Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co.
  • Pecorari, D. (2016). Intertextuality and plagiarism. In K. Hyland & P. Shaw (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of English for academic purposes. London: Routledge, 231-243.
  • Mežek, Š, Pecorari, D., Shaw, P., Irvine, A., & Malmström, H. (2015). Learning subject-specific L2 terminology: The effect of medium and order of exposure. English for Specific Purposes, 38, 57-69.
  • Pecorari, D. (2015). Plagiarism, international students and the second-language writer. In T. Bretag (Ed.), The handbook of academic integrity. Berlin: Springer.
  • Pecorari, D. (2015). Plagiarism in second language writing: Is it time to close the case? Journal of Second Language Writing, 30, 94-99.
  • Pecorari, D. & Petrič, B. (2014). Plagiarism and second-language writing. Language Teaching, 47, 1-34.
  • Pecorari, D. (2013). Additional reasons for the correlation of voice, tense and sentence function. In N.-L. Johanesson, G. Melchers & B. Björkman (Eds.). Of butterflies and birds, of dialects and genres: Essays in honour of Philip Shaw. Stockholm: Stockholm Studies in English, 153-167.
  • Shaw, P. & Pecorari, D. (2013). Types of intertextuality in chairman's statements. Nordic Journal of English Studies 13, 37-64.
  • Shaw, P., & Pecorari, D. (2013). Source use in academic writing: An introduction to the special issue. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 12 (2), A1-A3.
  • Pecorari, D., Shaw, P., Irvine, A., Malmström, H., & Mežek, Š. (2012). Reading in tertiary education: undergraduate student practices and attitudes. Quality in Higher Education, 18, 235-256.
  • Pecorari, D. (2012). Plagiarism. In C. A. Chapelle, (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Pecorari, D. (2012). Textual plagiarism: How should it be regarded? Office of Research Integrity Newsletter, 20(3), 3, 10.
  • Pecorari, D., & Shaw, P. (2012). Types of student intertextuality and faculty attitudes. Journal of Second Language Writing, 21, 149-164.
  • Shaw, P., Irvine, A., Malmström, H., Mežek, Š. & Pecorari, D. (2012). Engelska på köpet? Implicit språkinlärning i den parallelspråkiga högskolan. Resultatdialog 2012. Vetenskapsrådets rapportserie 7, 153-166.
  • Pecorari, D., Shaw, P., Irvine, A. & Malmström, H. (2011). English for Academic Purposes at Swedish Universities: Teachers' objectives and practices. Ibérica, 22, 58-78.
  • Pecorari, D., Shaw, P., Irvine, A. & Malmström, H. (2011). English textbooks in parallel-language tertiary education. TESOL Quarterly, 45, 313-333. [Reprinted in Basturkmen, H. (Ed.) (2015), English for academic purposes. London: Routledge.]
  • Shaw, P., Irvine, A., Malmström, H. & Pecorari, D. (2010). Intertextual Episodes in Lectures: A Classification from the Perspective of Incidental Learning from Reading. Hermes Journal of Language and Communication Studies, 45, 115-128.
  • Pecorari, D. & Shaw, P., (2010). 'University teachers discussing plagiarism: divided perspectives on teaching writing and shaping a culture of honesty'. Proceedings of the 4th International Plagiarism Conference, June 2010, Newcastle, UK. http://www.plagiarismadvice.org/documents/conference2010/papers/4IPC_0032_final.pdf
  • Sutherland-Smith, W. & Pecorari, D. (2010). 'Policy and practice in two academic settings: How the administrative structures of Australian and Swedish universities serve a culture of honesty'. Proceedings of the 4th International Plagiarism Conference, June 2010, Newcastle, UK. http://www.plagiarismadvice.org/documents/conference2010/papers/4IPC_0037_final.pdf
  • Charles, M., Pecorari, D. & Hunston, S. (2009). General introduction. In M. Charles, D. Pecorari & S. Hunston (eds.). Academic writing: At the interface of corpus and discourse. London: Continuum, 1-10.
  • Pecorari, D. (2009). Formulaic language in biology: A topic-specific investigation. In M. Charles, D. Pecorari & S. Hunson (Eds.), Academic writing: At the interface of corpus and discourse. London: Continuum, 91-104.
  • Pecorari, D. (2009). Introduction to part III: Focus on learner discourse. In M. Charles, D. Pecorari & S. Hunston (eds.). Academic writing: At the interface of corpus and discourse. London: Continuum, 191-192.
  • Pecorari, D. (2008). Repeated language in academic discourse: The case of biology background statements. Nordic Journal of English Studies,7 (3), 9-33.
  • Pecorari, D. (2008). Plagiarism, patchwriting and source use: Best practice in the composition classroom. In P. Friedrich, Teaching academic writing (pp. 222-241). London: Continuum.
  • Pecorari, D. (2006). Visible and occluded citation features in postgraduate second-language writing. English for Specific Purposes, 25, 4-29. (Winner of the 2006 Horowitz Award for best paper)
  • Pecorari, D. (2003). Good and original: Plagiarism and patchwriting in academic second-language writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 12, 317-345. (Winner of the award for best paper of 2003 in JSLW)
  • Pecorari, D. (2001). Plagiarism and international students: How the English-speaking university responds. In D. Belcher & A. Hirvela (Eds.). Linking literacies: Perspectives on L2 reading-writing connections (pp. 229-245). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Pecorari, D. (2000). Intercultural contact and academic values: The example of plagiarism. In D. Lynch & A. Pilbeam (Eds.), Heritage and Progress: From the past to the future in intercultural understanding. Proceedings of the 1998 SIETAR Europa Congress, 57-64.
  • Pecorari, D. (1999). Facets of culture: Activities for the ELT classroom. In M. Hyde & A. Pulverness (Eds.), Confronting Culture: Constraint of Resource? IATEFL Cultural Studies SIG Newsletter, 18, 13-17.
  • Pecorari, D. (1998). Process citing: Avoiding plagiarism in student writing. The Japanese Learner, 16, 12-15.

Forthcoming keynote addresses

  • Integrating new technologies into EAP practice: The case of "plagiarism detection" software. Keynote address at the International Conference on ESP, New Technologies and Digital Learning. December 7-9, 2017, Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
  • How unique is plagiarism? Keynote address at the TESOL Research Network Colloquium, University of Sydney, 9 September, 2017.
  • Through a glass, darkly; or how reflective practice can maximise the impact of ICL. Keynote address at Integrating Content and Language in Higher Education, Copenhagen University, 4-7 October, 2017.`