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Hello, how could I handle the following situation: I quote (direct quotation) an author, and this quote itself contains some words quoted by one author, sometimes even two authors, PLUS the corresponding intext reference indication (just the name, but even in italics!). Would I have to include that reference indication(s) in the quote or is it possible to substitute it/them by an ellipse for better readability? I'm even not sure if my own intext citation after this kind of quotes really would have to cite the secondary author(s), as the quotes I take from my primary source contain only fragments (one or few words) of other authors. The problem is, that there are various quotes of that kind and I can´t change the general citation format(like for example transform it to indirect citing)because I'm doing a translation job (that means I can't change the authors format). Thank you for your answer!
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Hello, I don't understand, why APA doesn't allow for three dots in brackets, as this would show clearly that an ellipse is not part of the original work, but instead an interference of the author in another text. What rules do apply if I have to cite in a block citation several single sentences taken from several pages in sequence, with various paragraphs in between? (I have to do a translation and the author has a quite ugly citation style). For example 6 sentences (or even parts of sentences) taken from a total of 9 pages. Is it possible in such a case to simply separate these sentence parts by 4 dots as a sequence, as it looks really bad separating each of them by tabs or a new line. Is it possible in such a case to cite like this AT THE END of the whole block?: (Author, year, p. 52-60), even if one of the pages inside that indication does not contain any of the cited sentences? Thank you so much for your answer.
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Hi Timothy, so, no italics, but what about quotation marks - e.g. text:....the »obsessive Character« of authorX is similar to the »compulsive personality« of authorY.... ?
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Hello. The example you give for labels is very simple and straightforward, so I wonder if personality or character types in a text (e.g. Jung's or Reich's types) would fall in this category of labels too. Are categories or classes like these labels or are they considered as citations (»TYPE«)as they are the very terminology of a specific author? Thanks.
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