Date: Thu, 3 Aug 1995 11:38:21 -0400 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: oxford help--found! after bothering you for your help with my plagiarism problem, i was able to find the source: the oxford illustrated dictionary (1962) (the student had cited it as a source in a previous assignment). i thank you anyhow for reading through my notes and perhaps looking things up. for the record, three out of seven of these 4th year students (i.e., they already have BAs in the english system and are working on a post-graduate degree) cheated on this assignment by copying out of dictionaries. it seems that they didn't even understand the definitions they copied (or didn't bother to try), since the definitions were often not appropriate to the sotho words. i am seriously questioning my career choice today. i am seriously questioning everything today! best, lynne m. --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA