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IJSRP, Volume 10, Issue 2, February 2020 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]

      Medina Halako Twalib, Oliver Arnold Lukio

Abstract: The main objective of this paper was to find out why authors use absurd language when writing articles, projects and thesis. Primary data was collected from 60 postgraduate students, both at masters and PhD level using open-ended questionnaires and through interviews. Data was analyzed using qualitative method of content analysis. Results indicated that linguistic problems, use of rogue experts and time pressure were the reasons why students would come up with words that may not exactly mean what they intended to write. The study found out that the respondents did all this in order to “hit” the target antiplagiarism index set by their specific learning institutions. They do this for as long as the antiplagiarism index is

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