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MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing / Edition 3

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing / Edition 3

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by Modern Language Association

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ISBN-10: 0873522974

ISBN-13: 9780873522977

Pub. Date: 01/01/2008

Publisher: Modern Language Association of America

Reorganized and revised, the third edition of the MLA Style Manual offers complete, up-to-date guidance on writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication.


Reorganized and revised, the third edition of the MLA Style Manual offers complete, up-to-date guidance on writing scholarly texts, documenting research sources, submitting manuscripts to publishers, and dealing with legal issues surrounding publication.

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Table of Contents

Foreword   Domna C. Stanton     xi
Preface   David G. Nicholls     xxi
Scholarly Publishing     1
Scholars and Scholarly Publishing     2
Refereed and Nonrefereed Publications     3
Deciding to Submit a Manuscript     4
Placing a Manuscript with a Journal     5
Scholarly Journals
Types of Scholarly Articles
Selecting a Journal
Submitting a Manuscript to a Journal
Evaluation of a Manuscript
Acceptance of a Manuscript
Placing a Manuscript with a Press     11
Scholarly Presses
Types of Scholarly Books
Selecting a Press
Submitting a Prospectus for a Book
Submitting a Manuscript to a Press
Evaluation of a Manuscript
Acceptance of a Manuscript
Production and Publication     22
Preparing an Index
Composition, Printing, Binding, Electronic Production
Conclusion     31
Legal Issues in Scholarly Publishing     33
Introduction     34
Copyright     35
Development of Copyright Law in the United States
Subject Matter of Copyright
Ownership of Copyright
Co-ownership of Copyright
Works Made for Hire
Material Objects
Term of Copyright
Registration of Copyright
Copyright Notice
Renewal of Copyright
Rights of Copyright Owners
Transfers and Terminations
Fair Use of CopyrightedWorks
Requesting Permission
Damages for Copyright Infringement and Attorney's Fees
International Copyright
Copyright and Computer Networks
Publishing Contracts     60
Journal Articles and Contributions to Edited Works
Defamation     69
Truth as Defense
Actual Malice
Right of Privacy     74
Emergence of Privacy Law
Unreasonable Publicity of Private Life
Publicity Placing Another in a False Light
Consent as Defense
Further Guidance     76
Basics of Scholarly Writing     79
Audience, Genre, and the Conventions of Scholarship     81
Language and Style     82
Spelling     83
Consistency and Choice of Spelling
Word Division
Ligatures and Other Special Characters
Punctuation     85
Purpose of Punctuation
Dashes and Parentheses
Quotation Marks
Square Brackets
Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
Spacing after Concluding Punctuation Marks
Italics     99
Words and Letters Referred to as Words and Letters
Foreign Words in an English Text
Names of Persons     101
First and Subsequent Uses of Names
Titles of Persons
Names of Authors and Fictional Characters
Dutch and German Names
French Names
Greek Names
Hungarian Names
Italian Names
Russian Names
Spanish Names
Latin Names
Asian Names
Names in Other Languages
Capitalization     109
Other Languages
Titles of Works in the Manuscript     117
General Guidelines
Italicized Titles
Titles in Quotation Marks
Titles and Quotations within Titles
Shortened Titles
Quotations     122
Accuracy of Quotations
Other Alterations of Sources
Punctuation with Quotations
Translations of Quotations
Numbers     136
Arabic Numerals
Use of Words or Numerals
Commas in Numbers
Percentages and Amounts of Money
Dates and Times of the Day
Inclusive Numbers
Roman Numerals
Romanization     141
Further Guidance     141
Preparation of Scholarly Manuscripts     144
Introduction     144
Physical Characteristics of the Printed Manuscript     145
Divisions of the Text
Text Formatting
Title and Author's Name
Page Numbers
Tables and Illustrations
Paper and Printing
Corrections and Revisions
Manuscripts for Publication     153
Preparation of Theses and Dissertations     155
Student Works as Professional Documents     155
Prescribed Guidelines     156
Selecting a Topic     156
Preparing a Prospectus      157
Special Format Requirements     158
Theses and Dissertations as Published Works
Divisions of the Text
Page Numbers
Binding of Print Copies
Submission of Electronic Files
Publishing the Dissertation through ProQuest     161
Terms of Agreement
Documentation: Preparating the List of Works Cited     163
The Purposes of Documentation     165
Documentation and Ethics     165
MLA Style     167
The List of Works Cited     168
Placement of the List of Works Cited
Arrangement of Entries
Two or More Works by the Same Author
Two or More Works by the Same Authors
Citing Periodical Print Publications     174
An Article in a Scholarly Journal
An Article in a Scholarly Journal That Uses Only Issue Numbers
An Article in a Scholarly Journal with More Than One Series
An Article in a Newspaper
An Article in a Magazine
A Review
An Abstract in an Abstracts Journal
An Anonymous Article
An Editorial
A Letter to the Editor
A Serialized Article
A Special Issue
Citing Nonperiodical Print Publications     185
A Book by a Single Author
An Anthology or a Compilation
A Book by Two or More Authors
A Book by a Corporate Author
A Work in an Anthology
An Article in a Reference Book
An Introduction, a Preface, a Foreword, or an Afterword
An Anonymous Book
A Scholarly Edition
A Translation
An Illustrated Book or a Graphic Narrative
A Book Published in a Second or Subsequent Edition
A Multivolume Work
A Book in a Series
A Republished Book or Journal Issue
A Publisher's Imprint
A Book with Multiple Publishers
A Brochure, Pamphlet, or Press Release
A Government Publication
The Published Proceedings of a Conference
A Book in a Language Other Than English
A Book Published before 1900
A Book without Stated Publication Information or Pagination
An Unpublished Dissertation
A Published Dissertation
Citing Web Publications     211
A Nonperiodical Publication
A Scholarly Journal
A Periodical Publication in an Online Database
Citing Additional Common Sources     221
A Television or Radio Broadcast
A Sound Recording
A Film or a Video Recording
A Performance
A Musical Score
A Work of Visual Art
An Interview
A Map or Chart
A Cartoon or Comic Strip
An Advertisement
A Lecture, a Speech, an Address, or a Reading
A Manuscript or Typescript
A Letter, a Memo, or an E-Mail Message
A Legal Source
An Article in a Microform Collection of Articles
An Article Reprinted in a Loose-Leaf Collection of Articles
A Publication on CD-ROM or DVD-ROM
A Digital File
A Work in More Than One Publication Medium     239
Documentation: Citing Sources in the Text     240
Parenthetical Documentation and the List of Works Cited     240
Information Required in Parenthetical Documentation      241
Readability     242
Sample References     246
Citing an Entire Work, Including a Work with No Page Numbers
Citing Part of a Work
Citing Volume and Page Numbers of a Multivolume Work
Citing a Work Listed by Title
Citing a Work by a Corporate Author
Citing Two or More Works by the Same Author or Authors
Citing Indirect Sources
Citing Common Literature
Citing More Than One Work in a Single Parenthetical Reference
Citing a Book with Signatures and No Page Numbers
Using Notes with Parenthetical Documentation     259
Content Notes
Bibliographic Notes
Abbreviations     261
Introduction     261
Time Designations     262
Geographic Names     264
Common Scholarly Abbreviations and Reference Words     269
Publishers' Names     282
Titles of Works     285
Works by Shakespeare
Works by Chaucer
Other Works
Names of Languages     292
Proofreading Symbols     296
Symbols Used in the Text
Symbols Used in the Margin
Sample Marked Proof
Specialized Style Manuals     301
Sources of Examples in 3.4-5     305
Index     309

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