TIS follows a modified Linguistics Society of
America (LSA) style guide, using in-text citations, endnotes, and works
1. Please do not justify the right margin of your manuscript
or the electronic version on disk. Leave a ragged right
2. Please double space everything, including quotations.
3. Please use American spellings and punctuation including:
in -ize, -or, etc.
that includes a comma before and or or in a series of 3 items (e.g.
lexis, morphology, and syntax)
to set off any preceding dependent clause of a complex sentence or to
divide a compound sentence
quotes to enclose a quotation and single quotes to indicate a quote
within a quote
quotes after punctuation ("to be done.")
should be of the following form:
5. Bibliography should be in the following form: Tymoczko,
Maria. 1999. Translation in a Postcolonial
Context: Early Irish Literature in English
Translation. Manchester: St. Jerome Publishing.
6. Section headers, if used, should simply be phrases with no
numbers. Please restrict headers to 3 or 4 per essay. They
may be italicized.
a new paragraph with a single tab
off any introductory phrase of 5 words or more with a comma, e.g.
"Toward the end of World War II,..."
should be of the form "15 December 1998"
should be of the form "the 1980s"
out centuries, e.g. "eighteenth century"
as words should be italicized and their meanings given in
single quotes, e.g. boisson, 'drink'
first time an author is mentioned in your text, provide the first
name, e.g. "Anne Ross..."
minimal capitalization, e.g. "translation studies", "the Roman
minimal hyphenization, e.g. "postcolonial"
of names ending in "s" should take the form of "Yeats's"
avoid inappropriately gendered language, finding locutions as
well that avoid awkward forms like "his/her" whenever possible
dashes as two hyphens, no
spaces, e.g. "despite the difficulty--however great"
8. Please provide translations of all non-English
9. If your essay includes illustrations, please provide a
scanned version on a zipdisk (contact the editor for formatting
instructions) and include permission to publish.