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A Conversation about “Editing” Plurilingual Scholars’ Thesis Writing

James Corcoran, Antoinette Gagné, Megan McIntosh

Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse and Writing/Rédactologie | Canadian Journal for Studies in Discourse Writing/Redactology | Published : 2018


Drawing on our combined experiences providing thesis writing support, we critically consider the tensions surrounding policies and practices aimed at plurilingual graduate students using English as an additional language (EAL). Our trioethnographic methodology allows us to unpack and explore the ethics framing our individual “editing” practices amid institutional norms, expectations and ideologies. Drawing on relevant literature in the field, our conversations or “trialogues” produce insights and raise questions surrounding the ethical imperative of providing effective thesis writing support for plurilingual EAL writers in an era of increasing internationalization. We conclude with suggestio..

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