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MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
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Original titleMLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
SubjectStyle guide
PublisherModern Language Association of America
Publication date
2008
Published in English
May 2008
Media typePrint; large print; also listed as available as audiobook
Pagesxxiv & 336
ISBN978-0-87352-297-7
OCLC191090459
808/.027 22
LC ClassPN147 .G444 2008
Preceded byMLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2nd ed., by Joseph Gibaldi)' 

The MLA Style Manual, titled the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing in its second (1998) and third edition (2008), is an academic style guide by the United States-based Modern Language Association of America (MLA) first published in 1985. MLA announced in April 2016 that the third edition would be the last and that the publication would be discontinued; what began as an abridged version for students, the MLA Handbook, will henceforth be "the authoritative source for MLA style", and that the organization "is in the process of developing additional publications to address the professional needs of scholars."[1]

Usage[edit]

MLA documentation style is used in scholarship throughout the humanities, especially in English studies, modern languages and literatures, comparative literature, literary criticism, media studies, cultural studies, and related disciplines.

The MLA Style Manual is one of two books on MLA documentation style published by the MLA. While the MLA Handbook is aimed at secondary and post-secondary students and their teachers, the intended audience of the Manual primarily consists of graduate students, academic scholars, professors, professional writers, and editors.[2]

History[edit]

Both the MLA Handbook and the MLA Style Manual were preceded by a slim booklet titled the MLA Style Sheet, first published in 1951 and revised in 1970. The Style Sheet was allowed to go out of print after the commercial success of the Handbook, creating the need for the Manual as a companion to the Handbook.[3]

The MLA Style Manual went out of print in 2016.[4] As of April 2017, the organization claims to be "developing additional publications to address the professional needs of scholars."[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ask the MLA: Is a new edition of the MLA Style Manual going to be published?". The MLA Style Center. Modern Language Association. April 8, 2016. Archived from the original on July 11, 2018. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Gibaldi, Joseph (1998). MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (Second ed.). New York: Modern Language Association of America. p. iv. ISBN 0-87352-699-6.
  3. ^ Achtert, Walter S.; Gibaldi, Joseph (1985). The MLA Style Manual (First ed.). New York: Modern Language Association of America. p. vii. ISBN 978-0-87352-136-9.
  4. ^ "Is a new edition of the MLA Style Manual going to be published?". The MLA Style Center. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  5. ^ "The MLA Style Manual". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 19 April 2017.

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