By Gordon Rugg, Marian Petre

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In fact, it does achieve this, though that isn’t immediately obvious until you consider the alternatives. Up till a couple of hundred years ago, Latin was widely used as a learned language for various sound reasons. One reason was that it was international – it was spoken by intellectuals across the western world, which meant that a finding could be spread without encountering difficulties from language barriers. Another was that it was relatively uniform, without many regional variations or much change over time.

There have been numerous other scams and scandals, and they are likely to continue for the foreseeable future. A consistent trend in such dodgy work is that the perpetrators are publicity hounds, who use the media to spread colourful and impressive claims about their work, and then gather fortune and glory until they are debunked. The result of this is that experienced researchers are very wary of anyone who ACADEMIC WRITING 29 appears to be making overstated claims. There’s a strong tradition of saying words to the effect of ‘Come on, let’s see the data’.

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