Posts related to translations
If I use a dictionary to translate a source, do I need to cite the dictionary?
If you use a dictionary to help you translate a source, you do not need to cite the dictionary. Simply indicate that the translation is… Read More
If a foreign language quotation and its translation run longer than four lines in my paper when combined, should I style each quotation as a block quotation?
No. If the original quotation is four lines or fewer, both the original and the translation should be run in to the text. Read More
How do I quote English-language sources in a foreign-language paper?
To quote an English-language source in a foreign-language paper, follow the guidelines in section 1.3.8 of the MLA Handbook on translating quotations (90–91). Let’s say you… Read More
If I use Google Translate to help me understand sources, do I need to create a works-cited-list entry for it?
No, but if you are relying on Google Translate, we recommend that you alert your instructor as early as possible. If you are unable to talk… Read More
How do I create an in-text citation for a note or marginalia by an editor or translator in a work listed under the author’s name?
If you are citing an editor’s or translator’s note for a work listed under the author’s name, create a works-cited-list entry for the work as a… Read More
How do I indicate that the editor of a work is also its translator in my works-cited-list entry?
When an individual is both the editor and translator of a work, put the name of the editor-translator in the “Author” slot, followed by the… Read More
I am writing a paper in English. I have used the French edition of a book originally published in Dutch. Do I need to include both the French and Dutch editions in my works-cited list?
List only the version you are using—in this case, the French edition. You do not need to indicate in your entry the language in which… Read More
How do I indicate in my work-cited-list entry that the translator of a work is the same as the author of a work?
If the version of the work you are citing indicates that the author is also the translator of the work, repeat the author’s last name… Read More