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Linguistics Research Guide

Use this guide to help find books, articles, and other useful materials for linguistics topics.

Cite Sources

LSA is the citation style most frequently used in linguistics. If you have questions about what best suits your assignment, or about the expectations for your class, check in with your professor.

Cite Sources in LSA

LSA (Linguistic Society of America) style is commonly used to write papers and cite sources in the field of linguistics. The style sheet for Language, an LSA publication, is available full-text online as a PDF:

The LSA's unified style sheet is also available as a PDF. In addition, the LSA provides Guidelines for Nonsexist Usage: