Translating quotations - how to mark in citation
Thread poster: sirap
May 3, 2012

I've been given a kind of research paper to translate and there are, of course, quotes in them. When translating the quotes themselves, how should I make the citation in the footnotes? Should I write "unofficial translation" in brackets? I know that some people just write "translated by (translator's name)" but I don't want my name to appear in the paper.

A few years ago, when I wrote my paper, I just put "my translation" in brackets. I don't know what to do with this matter now

Any suggestions? tips?

p.s. the citation style is not specified, I could use either MLA, APA or Chicago.



Paul Skidmore  Identity Verified
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German to English
Use indirect speech May 4, 2012

Hi Sirap,

I am faced with this problem from time to time. One strategy which is sometimes helpful is to turn the direct quotation into indirect speech. This can then be referenced as normal.

Best wishes



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