A group of words taken from a text or speech and repeated by someone other than the original author or speaker.

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Google Books fair use and paraphrasing

I am writing some essays for some MBA courses and I will start writing my master thesis soon. I always prefer to source ideas out of books and journals, rather than online resources. Google Books is a ...
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Block-quoting a list: where to put the citation?

Suppose I write something like this Jones categorises things as follows: little things big things medium-size things ... where the entire list is a verbatim quotation from Jones. ...
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Translating Portuguese text to English that presents a quotation in English

I'm translating a Portuguese text into English and in the end there is a quotation in English, from a speech. I would like to know how to continue? Is it conventional to put the quotation in italics?
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How to quote “… (see Chapter 5 above) …”

I'm writing a short essay on a book we're reading in class. The book (Gerald O'Collins, Rethinking Fundamental Theology) contains the following part, literally: To begin with, the disciples of ...
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Referencing references within a quote

I don't think this is quite the same as enter Referencing the reference? apologies if it is. I am quoting someone in my thesis, they say: ... blah blah as noted in experiments by Tom (2013), Dick ...
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Double or single quotation marks non-obvious citation in citation?

My university’s guidelines about say that quotations in text should appear in single quotation marsks whereas when the writer quotes something in that paper and I am using it, I must use double ...
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How to quote a non-English quotation in dissertation?

I am writing my math PhD in Berlin (Germany) in the English language. I would like to cite a German quotation from a famous mathematician as a start of my first chapter. Should I quote it in the ...
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Should I cite or quote?

I seem to be in a dilemma when it comes to citation and references. I am implementing and improving an algorithm, and therefore I must state the steps of the algorithm. I would also like to use the ...
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Writing a report/paper etc. - How to deal with citations that have poor English?

I've tried looking for suggestions on the internet to my question but haven't found any useful information. I'm writing a paper and I'm quoting/citing various books, journals etc. However, I'm coming ...
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Citing someone directly with additional information in footnote

I would like to directly quote some sentences of another author who uses a word A which is a synonym for a word B I'm using in my text. Note: I would like to use my word B as the word A is very rare. ...
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How to quote a quote? [duplicate]

I'm writing my master thesis. I need to quote a cited quote from another paper. So the scenario is that I'm reading a paper and this paper has a quote which is cited from another paper. Now I want to ...
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Should sources of sample sentences be shown in (computational) linguistics research?

What would be best practice in indicating the source of text samples used to illustrate some concept or analysis result in linguistics or computational linguistics? For example, I might want to use ...
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Is it permitted to quote something with informal language, like an interview excerpt with 'haha', in a thesis?

One of the interview excerpt I want to quote include "haha." Is it permitted to quote an interview excerpt with 'haha' in a thesis? I asked because it seems like it is too informal.
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Where should be original quotations be type-set in a translation?

I'm writing a scientific manuscript in German and since I want to give the German readers the opportunity to understand everything of it, I will include translations of all foreign quotes. How would ...
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How do I cite a quote in the title of a paper

I have written a paper (only internally marked) and I have a title: "GCR2: A Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside an Enigma". This was initially a Winston Churchill quote about Russia (after the ...
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How large may included parts from other people's work be in an academic paper?

Of course, it is absolutely important to quote all thoughts that did not originate from the author. This makes one think that it would be OK to include works of others when referencing them correctly. ...
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Citing ideas but extending information

Imagine the following situation: Mr. Expert writes that it is important to have A,B & C. Dr. Smart writes it is important to have A, Y, Z. As both are using the arguments to lead to different ...
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Is there a “scientific” online source for famous direct qoutes?

I'm searching for an online source that is considered "scientific" to look up some well-known quotes such as "There's no such thing as a free lunch." (Milton Friedman). I may want to use kind of an ...
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Find out author’s name in foreign writing system (Chinese, etc.)

I have some literature written by Chinese authors who I would like to attribute in my bibliography with their names in Chinese characters (汉字). The problem is that, as the literature itself is not in ...
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How to quote a passage with a punctuation error?

I want to quote the following passage (actually, the original passage as somewhat longer but let's consider this a minimal working example) Awareness of others, can address affective needs. but ...
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Searching for a quotation manager

I’m looking for a way to manage the text of the quotations that most certainly I will use (i.e. quote) in the future. I’m a philosopher, so this is specially handy —and even required— for the ...