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post #16 of 22
I use mostly APA, GPO, and AP styles, and while GPO allows it, I don't think the others address it; unsurprisingly, as APA has its own style and AP is AP.

Chicago uses ibid., but says of op.cit. and loc.cit. that they are "rightly falling into disuse," and "exceptionally unhelpful," and hence recommends against them. I'm sorry, lk, looks like you'll be sitting in your out-of-date car, with your obsolete timepiece, taking puffs from your anachronistic cigarettes, and making antiquated references.

And why am I not surprised you might be a Mann fan?
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Huntsman
Oh, I use them sometimes; merely because I am anachronistic. However, that is almost a sure sign that their death knell has already sounded. Most of the time I am compelled to use those horrid paranthetical citations (MLA 2006, 13). If that is not a stupid idea, I don't know what is, for they break up, and unnaturaly pause, otherwise elgant prose.


I'm just the opposite of you. I HATE footnoted citations. I think it is terribly ugly. Footnotes should be reserved for explantions that don't quite fit with the body and crap like that (I'm generally not a fan of footnotes at all). Plus, in-text citations usually (99% of the time) are placed at the end of a sentence so they aren't really very obtrusive. IMO.

bob
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by faustian bargain
see, even in that instance: does 'Mann. loc.cit.' refer to 'Death in Venice' or to 'Buddenbrooks'? It might be confusing, unless the context of the footnote, in the body of the text, makes it apparent which book is being referenced.
It seems it would refer to the op.cit. p.23, which therein refers back to the first text, Buddenbrooks.
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by j
Carburetors are still alive and well in many street and race machines. Many EFI systems can't hold up to the level of minute control provided by an "analog" throttle system.
That's true but I don't think any car factory still produces a carburated car engine. What's possibly even more obsolete are MFI systems like the defunct Kugelfischers or the complex Bosch design.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by shoreman1782
I use mostly APA, GPO, and AP styles, and while GPO allows it, I don't think the others address it; unsurprisingly, as APA has its own style and AP is AP.

Chicago uses ibid., but says of op.cit. and loc.cit. that they are "rightly falling into disuse," and "exceptionally unhelpful," and hence recommends against them. I'm sorry, lk, looks like you'll be sitting in your out-of-date car, with your obsolete timepiece, taking puffs from your anachronistic cigarettes, and making antiquated references.

And why am I not surprised you might be a Mann fan?
What's interesting about Mann is what Nabokov called his works as large bits of topical plaster being transported from generation to generation until someone finnaly smashes it with the hammer of modernism.
post #21 of 22
Very few today bother to read the books.
Very few of those who read the books even try to read the footnotes.
Proper style of footnotes is no longer important as they are not read.
Which leads to the comments of "I've not seen that style used."
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by Charley
Very few today bother to read the books. Very few of those who read the books even try to read the footnotes. Proper style of footnotes is no longer important as they are not read. Which leads to the comments of "I've not seen that style used."
I would suspect academic settings would still use footnotes extensively. On a tangent, I also find those parenthetical notes unattractive as well as distracting. I don't like the MLA, and their haphazard diktats.
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