Names of seminars, lectures etc...
Thread poster: Timothy Barton

Timothy Barton
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Nov 29, 2005

Style guides I've found for other languages say you should give the title of lectures in the language they will be given in. They then say that a translation may be added in square brackets (and with quotes). I can't find any similar advice in an English style guide though. Do you think the same technique is valid for English?

 

daruthie
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italics and brackets Nov 30, 2005

Hi Timothy,

I've had a quick look in the EC style guide and can't find anything there. I'd put the title in italics and then translate in brackets afterwards. I don't see the need for either square brackets or quotes.

I'd also only translate the title if necessary. For example, if the title of the lecture is a heading and the subject matter is explained below in the bulk of the text, I'd be inclined to leave it, as it would look cumbersome as part of a title.

HTH,

Ruth


 


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