Borrowing Others' Words: Text, Ownership, Memory, and Plagiarism

  title={Borrowing Others' Words: Text, Ownership, Memory, and Plagiarism},
  author={Alastair Pennycook},
  journal={TESOL Quarterly},
In this article, I attempt to deal with some of the complexities of text, ownership, memorization, and plagiarism. Arguing that plagiarism cannot be cast as a simple black-and-white issue, the prevention of which can be achieved via threats, warnings, and admonitions, I suggest that it needs to be understood in terms of complex relationships between text, memory, and learning. This is part of an attempt to explore more generally different relationships between learning, literacy, and cultural… 
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