Modern Languages and Literature

In this department, the documentation style depends on the type of assignment.  Refer to the course syllabus or assignment instructions for the appropriate style. 

If a specific style is not required, we recommend the following:

  • For literature essays, particularly those that focus on few texts, MLA style is preferable.
  • For papers that refer to a large number of secondary sources, the Chicago footnoting method may be more appropriate.
  • For linguistics papers, use the AAA style.


Updated December 2013

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