Is a compound subject a noun phrase for the purposes of abbreviating a title, or should I just use the first noun?
As section 3.2.1 of the MLA Handbook explains, when you need to shorten a title for a parenthetical citation, “give the first noun and any preceding adjectives, while excluding any initial article: a, an, the” (117). Thus, if a title consists of a compound subject, use only the first noun and any adjectives that precede it as the . . .
Published 11 April 2018