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A subject guide for linguistics students and researchers

APA and MLA styles

Linguistic Society of America Citation Style

The Linguistic Society of America citation style is common in linguistics publications. The LSA does not publish a style manual, as do some other major scholarly societies, such as the APA and MLA. Instead, the LSA provides a "unified style sheet for linguistics" that was created by a group of editors of linguistics journals (with future development planned) but addresses only bibliographic citations. For other parts of documents besides bibliogrpahic citations, some publications follow the Generic Style Rules for Linguistics. The Leipzig Glossing Rules have similarly been adopted widely across linguistics journals.

For those following the unified style and using using special software to automatically format bibliographic references, the following will be useful:

You might also be interested in The LSA Guidelines for Nonsexist Usage.

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