The University of York are delighted to announce the topic of the autumn BALEAP PIM: Ownership in EAP – Integrity, argumentation and authorial voice.
The idea of constructing arguments and of student writers finding their own voice has long been a central tenet of EAP. However, with increasing dominance of essays mills and sophisticated machine translation tools there is a pressing need to define attribution more generally, and to question how best to facilitate independent student writing in the current digital age. Controversies surrounding the use of proofreading services are ongoing, and freely available translation and checking software raise further questions over the reliability of independent coursework as a means of measuring language proficiency.
Details of plenary speakers along with the official call for papers will be disseminated in due course. The event will be open to a variety of formats relating to the theme of ‘integrity, argumentation and authorial voice’. As these are issues that go beyond the field of EAP, the day will aim to showcase practice and insights that cross disciplinary boundaries.
The registration will open once the programme has been announced in early autumn 2021. Please note the event will take place online and will be ticketed.