Style Sheet


TIS follows a modified Linguistics Society of America (LSA) style guide, using in-text citations, endnotes, and works cited.

1.  Please do not justify the right margin of your manuscript or the electronic version on disk.  Leave a ragged right margin.

2.  Please double space everything, including quotations.

3.  Please use American spellings and punctuation including:

  • spellings in -ize, -or, etc.
  • punctuation that includes a comma before and or or in a series of 3 items (e.g. lexis, morphology, and syntax)
  • commas to set off any preceding dependent clause of a complex sentence or to divide a compound sentence
  • double quotes to enclose a quotation and single quotes to indicate a quote within a quote
  • end quotes after punctuation ("to be done.")
4.  Citations should be of the following form:  Tymoczko 1999:28.

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.

7.  Miscellaneous

  • Indicate a new paragraph with a single tab
  • Set off any introductory phrase of 5 words or more with a comma, e.g. "Toward the end of World War II,..."
  • Dates should be of the form "15 December 1998"
  • Decades should be of the form "the 1980s"
  • Spell out centuries, e.g. "eighteenth century"
  • Words as words should be italicized and their meanings given in single quotes, e.g. boisson, 'drink'
  • The first time an author is mentioned in your text, provide the first name, e.g. "Anne Ross..."
  • Use minimal capitalization, e.g. "translation studies", "the Roman Catholic church"
  • Use minimal hyphenization, e.g. "postcolonial"
  • Possessives of names ending in "s" should take the form of "Yeats's"
  • Please avoid inappropriately gendered language, finding locutions as well that avoid awkward forms like "his/her" whenever possible
  • Represent dashes as two hyphens, no spaces, e.g. "despite the difficulty--however great"

8. Please provide translations of all non-English texts.

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.