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Questions tagged [quotation]

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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Quoting Keynes in a lecture

I am teaching mathematical statistics and part of this is large sample theory. I would like to discuss some methods that do not focus on asymptotics and refer to J. M. Keynes quote In the long run, ...
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How to indicate obscurity in a translated quotation?

I'm writing a historical work about a German philosopher, in which I use some of his unpublished notes. One quotation contains an almost untranslatable, hardly intelligible expression - it's not ...
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Leave quotations in original (bad) English or edit?

I am editing a thesis and the writer has quoted from many interviews with non-native English speakers. I'm wondering whether it is correct practice to leave the quotations as is, or perhaps use (sic), ...
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When writing a literature review, more specifically writing a summary for a source, is the use of quotes frowned upon versus paraphrasing?

Whereas I normally paraphrase information when I use a source for my literature review, I occasionally insert quotes (not to emphasize the information within the quote). All the reviews I've looked at ...
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Should I say/write the n-word in a quote?

I'm quoting a book (To Kill A Mockingbird) and using a quote where the n-word is used. Later I'm going to have to read that out loud while my teacher also has a copy. Should I censor the word when ...
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When quoting books, ought pages be separated as they are on paper?

I agree with this user that reproducing page breaks make quotes less readable, but I prefer authenticity for whenever I cross-reference the book with the quote: is my preference usual? Are there any ...
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How to quote bulleted lists using IEEE style?

I found two very useful bulleted lists in my sources and I want to quote them directly in my thesis. For example: Sentence 1 Sentence 2 Sentence 3 Sentence 4 Nevertheless I only ...
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Should I Quote Scholars (Dead or Alive) in Past or Present Tense?

In a research paper, when quoting previous literature on a given topic, should the scholar and position quoted be presented in past tense? (i.e. Johns suggested ...) Or should it be simple present ...
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What is a source for Richard Riley's famous quote about preparing students for the future?

A famous quote by Richard Riley, former US Secretary of Education, is as follows: We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using technologies that haven’t been invented, ...
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Do I need to cite the source of a famous quote in my thesis?

I'm writing part of my Computer Science PhD and I'd like to know whether it is generally acceptable to have a reference to a famous quotation by a famous person without citing a source. For example, ...
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Quoting a typo: Do I really have to do “sic”, or can I just fix the sentence?

I've got an upcoming work in which I quote a couple sentences from a scholar's book. There's an unambiguous typo in it; the author just switched a few words around. Do I really have to quote him ...
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How to quote in the title of a thesis in APA style?

I am writing my bachelor thesis (in psychology) and I am planning to use a quote from the series Game of Thrones as my title. More specifically, my title is: ‘The lone wolf dies but the pack ...
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Is it plagiarism if I don't mention where I found a quotation originally?

Say author A writes on Topic B and in this context uses quotation C which is not from the same field and appears highly original in Topic B. I then read this article, and I am myself writing on Topic ...
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Showing demand for my research - referencing forums

I want to show that there is demand for my research. There are lots of comments on the internet, e.g. on forums, from people seeking the answers my research will provide. How do I quote these ...
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Obligation to quote an unpublished source if I am the source?

Let’s say that, during my undergraduate studies, I have written an essay on some subject. It was a seminar paper, which never got published anywhere. Now, while writing my master’s thesis, I find ...
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Text-box quotation

I am a second author on a paper with two other researchers, and something has made me very uncomfortable. In the article in question, we are referring to a model which we use to produce our analyses. ...
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Quote on testing, checking, and verification [closed]

I'm in the habit of putting a motivating quote on the top of each of my syllabi. For my introductory programming course, I'd like to focus the class on the theme of testing and verification. Of course,...
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Listing in reference section, but not quoting

Can we list papers/Journals in reference section, but do not quote them in thesis. It may happen that I read some papers which are close to my area of work, but I may not use any idea from that paper. ...
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How to cite this quote “The whole is other than the sum of its parts” in an article

I am preparing the draft of a scientific article which greatly benefits from the well known quote: "The whole is other than the sum of its parts" However, I am unable to find the correct citation ...
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Quotation/reference manager for print books

What is an effective and efficient system for storing quotes and notes from print books to be retrieved later? When we read books and articles in electronic format there are easy ways to mark quotes ...
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MLA convention for words and phrases used as words?

I am using MLA format and am lost for an equivalent to what the Chicago Manual of Style describes as "words and phrases used as words". In my entire paper, I have chosen to put quotation marks in the ...
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How to handle swear words in quote / transcription?

In my research, I interview practitioners/real users. One of them, a native english speaker, used a lot a swear words (basically the f-word). Question: how to deal with curse words in content you ...
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Use of verbatim quotes in reporting findings in qualitative research (semi-structured interviews)

In qualitative research (semi- structured interviews) do we have to use verbatim quotes in reporting the findings?
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Mysterious dashes in transcribed interviews for a dissertation

I'm editing a dissertation for APA style. I'm encountering a number of transcribed interviews that appear similar to the following: I'm very consis-...ah, -consistent...yeah. The ellipsis issues ...
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Citing a passage which includes added words by the translator?

I have the translation of a work in front of me and want to quote it. The translation reads: "This is the right decision, and yet it is the wrong [one]" The translator added the 'one' in brackets ...
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How to quote a definition from a paper which cites another paper for the definition

I have to write the definition for a term in my Paper. I find the best definition for the term in a particular paper, say paper1. I would like to quote the definition as it is in my paper. I believe ...
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How to quote passage with literal error that changes the meaning?

I have the following problem: I want to write an indirect citation of a passage in a specific book. The problem is that there is a literal error. Normally this would not be much of a problem (if I ...
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Obligation to quote source of grammatical knowledge

Do I need to name a source (a website for example), which lists grammar rules for a language? I would like to know if this is considered one of these goods, which cannot be owned and thus needs no ...
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Journal papers starting with a famous quotation

I was reading a paper in which a famous quotation appears just after the author name. The paper is: Willems, Jan C. "Paradigms and puzzles in the theory of dynamical systems." Automatic Control, IEEE ...
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How should you cite dead urls in a thesis?

I am currently writing a thesis. In the related work part I am discussing a paper from a few years ago. The paper presents several web applications which were available back then. Hence, these ...
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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 ...