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  1. Newbie
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    Case of Plagiarism

    Dear Admins and teachers,

    I read an article here about ESP written by Mr. Lorenzo Fiorito.
    I am not sure if he is a member here.
    I am planning to use his article for my upcoming presentation on ESP.
    My problem is, I saw the exact same article on the other site but written
    by a different author (actually 3 sites, 3 different authors, same article).
    I am not sure who to put as a reference. Most of you will wonder,
    put whoever you like, but my concern is, the university Im going to present to
    is very concern about plagiarism.
    Here are the sites of the articles...

    Jay Mark

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    Re: Case of Plagiarism

    Interesting. Mr Fiorito has copyrighted his article 2005.
    Ms Rúa cites a paper by Atay, S. & Ozbulgan, C. (2007). It's probable then that she wrote it in 2007 or later.
    I don't know what to make of the Scribd site.
    I'm fairly certain of the probable true author. Why not throw a cat among the pigeons and email both authors with your query?

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    Re: Case of Plagiarism

    The very bottom of the scribd site refers you back to Using English.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Case of Plagiarism

    The Scribd is just an example of someone copying stuff from our site. The second one is from a paper written for the 3rd Edition, which is from 2010. As Mr Fiorito's article appeared five years before that here, I would conclude that he is indeed the writer:
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 28-Jul-2014 at 17:42. Reason: Added hyperlink

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