Joe's Cafe, 24/7 pit stop for ESL learners and teachers | June 2010
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When is a plagiarist not a plagiarist?
Answer: When he’s a professor
Which I am not. But I suppose I should take it as a kind of perverted praise that Prof. Mercy L Candelaria (International Student Adviser and Professor, Department of English, College of Arts and Sciences at the University of the East, Manila, Philippines) should lift an entire webpage of mine, make a few perfunctory changes, and then publish it online claiming it as his (her?) own.
But then I suppose there are professors and professors. And I’m not sure I would wish to accept praise from a professor who felt my work worthy of copying and putting his name to (with apologies to Groucho Marx).
The page itself is trivial enough, a selection of proverbs with attempts to explain their meanings. Be that as it may, Prof. Candelaria is an out-and-out plagiarist. Worse perhaps, the University of the East (residing in the upright-sounding Recto Avenue, Manila) may be too, since they claim copyright (and have not, incidentally, had the courtesy to respond to my email of 23 August 2008 requesting that the page be removed or the source cited).
Original at EnglishClub.com
Plagiarized at University of the East
Joe | Saturday, June 12th, 2010 | Filed under Rants
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