Relevant Theory Bibliography Page


(1) Authors' index (in alphabetical order). Available HERE
(2) Thematic Sections:

1.   Pre-1986 research on relevance.
2.   General comments, reviews, criticism, compilations.
3.   Cognition, beliefs, modularity.
4.   Inference, intention, effects/effort, context, mutual knowledge, metarepresentations; misunderstandings.

5.   Semantics, conceptual vs. procedural meaning, concepts, reference, presupposition, argumentation.6.   Explicit/implicit continuum; literalness; indirectness; loose talk; Grice.7.   Grammar/Syntax.8.   Literature, textual analysis, stylistics, cohesion/coherence, specialised discourses, genre(s).
9.   Figurative language (metaphor, metonymy, etc. including idioms).
10.Irony. Sarcasm. Echoic use.
11.Humour.
12.Media discourses, Internet-mediated communication, images, art, technology.
13.Music.
14.Translation and interpreting.
15.Intonation, prosody, phonetics, phonology.
16.(Im)politeness, face work, conversational cooperation, phatic communication.
17.Philosophy, rhetoric, semiotics.
18.Speech acts, conversation, interactive particles, discourse markers.
19.Anthropology, ethnography, sociolinguistics, cross-cultural communication, cultural representations, evolutionary psychology, social issues.
20.Developmental pragmatics. Language acquisition.
21.Communication disorders and limitations.
22.(Second) (language) teaching.
23.Experimental approaches.
 

1. Pre-1986 research on relevance
  • Burton-Roberts, N. (1985) "Utterance, relevance and problems with text grammar" (review article of P. Werth's Focus Coherence and Emphasis). Australian Journal of Linguistics 5: 285-296.
  • Dascal, M. (1977) "Conversational relevance." Journal of Pragmatics 1: 309-328.
  • Gazdar, G. and D. Good (1982) "On a notion of relevance. Comments on Sperber and Wilson's paper." In: Mutual Knowledge. Ed.  N.V. Smith. London: Academic Press, 88-100.
  • Mason, J.A. (1982) "From speech acts to conversation." Journal of Literary Semantics XI: 96-103
  • Moore, T. (1982) "Comments on Sperber and Wilson's paper." In: Mutual Knowledge. Ed. N.V. Smith. London: Academic Press, 111-112.
  • Sperber, D. and D. Wilson (1980) "Pragmatics." Cognition10: 281-286.
  • Sperber, D. and D. Wilson (1982a) "Reply to Gazdar and Good." In: Mutual Knowledge. Ed. N.V. Smith. London: Academic Press, 101-110.
  • Sperber, D. and D. Wilson (1982b) "Reply to Wilks." In: Mutual Knowledge. Ed. N.V. Smith. London: Academic Press, 118-123.
  • Sperber, D. and D. Wilson (1982c) "Reply to Clark." In: Mutual Knowledge. Ed. N.V. Smith. London: Academic Press, 128-131.
  • Sperber, D. and D. Wilson (1982d) "On defining relevance." In: Philosophical Grounds of Rationality. Eds. R. Grandy and R. Warner. London: Academic Press, 243-258.
  • Sperber, D. and D. Wilson (1984) "Pragmatics: An overview." In: From the Linguistic to the Social Context. Ed. Susan Georges. Bologna: Cooperativa Libraria Universitaria Editrice, 21-41.
  • Werth, P. (1981) "The concept of ‘relevance' in conversational analysis." In: Conversation and Discourse. Ed. P. Werth. London: Croom Helm, 129-154.
  • Werth, P. (1984) Focus, Coherence and Emphasis. London: Croom Helm.
  • Wilks, Y. (1982) "Comments on Sperber and Wilson's paper." In: Mutual Knowledge. Ed. N.V. Smith. London: Academic Press, 113-117.
  • Wilson, D. and D. Sperber (1979) “Remarques sur l’interprétation des énoncés selon Paul Grice.” Communications 30: 80-94. Available here (Academia.edu). [ref. added 18-12-2016]
  • Wilson, D. and D. Sperber (1981) "On Grice's theory of conversation." In: Conversation and Discourse. Ed. P. Werth. London: Croom Helm, 155-178.
  • Wilson, D. and D. Sperber (1985) "On choosing the context for utterance interpretation." In: Foregrounding Background. Eds. J. Allwood and E. Hjelmquist. Doxa, 51-64.


2. General comments, reviews, criticism, compilations
  • Adler, J.E. (1987) "Comparisons with Grice." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10: 710-711. Available here. [link added 10-2-2013]
  • Akman, V. and M. Surav (1995) "Contexts, oracles, and relevance." AAAI-95 Workshop on "formalizing context." Boston.Availablehere. [new link added 6-11-2006]
  • Alba-Juez, L. and L. Mackenzie (2015) "Relevance: Processing effort and contextual effects of communication." Chapter 5 in Pragmatics, Cognition, Context and Culture. Madrid: McGraw Hill. [ref. added 2-12-2015]
  • Allott, N. (2011) “Relevance theory.” In: Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy, Eds. A. Capone, F. Lo Piparo and M. Carapezza, Berlin/New York, Springer. Draft available here. [ref. added 30-8-2011] [ref. edited 14-11-2011] [link added 22-6-2012]
  • Allott, N. (2013) “Relevance theory.” In: Perspectives on Linguistic Pragmatics (Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology, Vol. 2). Eds. A. Capone, F. Lo Piparo and M. Carapezza. Berlin: Springer. [ref. added 24-10-2013]
  • Amel, R. (1994) "Relevance and justification." Semiotica 102: 71-88.
  • Ariel, M. and R. Giora (2000) "Pragmatics." In: Encyclopedia of Psychology. American Psychology Association. New York: Oxford University Press. [ref. added 1-10-2005]
  • Assimakopoulos, S. (2014) "Review of B. Clark's Relevance Theory." The Linguist List 25.1502, 30-3-2014. Available here. [ref. added 1-4-2014]
  • Assimakopoulos, S. (2017) "Relevance." In: The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics. Eds. A. Barron, G. Steen and G. Yueguo. Abingdon: Routledge, 310-322. [ref. added 1-4-2014] [ref. edited 22-2-2017]
  • Austin, P. (1987) "Review of Relevance: Communication and Cognition." Australian Journal of Linguistics 7: 129-137.
  • Bach, K. and R.M. Harnish (1987) "Relevant questions." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10: 711-712. Available here. [link added 10-2-2013]
  • Berg, J. (1991) "The relevant relevance." Journal of Pragmatics 16: 411-423.
  • Bertuccelli-Papi, M. (1996) Qué es la pragmática. Barcelona: Paidós.
  • Blakemore, D. (1992) Understanding Utterances. Oxford: Blackwell. Available here (Google books). [link added 17-11-2008]
  • Blakemore, D. (1995) "Relevance theory." In: Handbook of Pragmatics. Eds. J. Verschueren, J.-O. Ostman and J. Blommaert. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 443-452.
  • Blakemore, D. (2011) “Relevance theory.” In: The Pragmatics Reader. Eds. P. Grundy and  D. Archer. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis. [ref. added 27-8-2010] [ref. edited 30-8-2011]
  • Bonilla, S. (1992) "Modelo de código, modularidad y explicación gramatical; modelo de inferencia, relevancia y explicación pragmática." In: Lenguajes naturales y lenguajes formales, VII. Ed. C. Martín-Vide. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona, 287-294. [ref. added 23-1-2002]
  • Bonilla, S. (1994) Un modelo pragmático: Ensayo crítico sobre la teoría de la Relevancia. PhD. Thesis. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona.
  • Bonilla, S. (1996) "Información y relevancia. Una hipótesis acerca de cómo procesamos los seres humanos la información lingüística." Revista Española de Documentación Científica 19(4): 392-410. [ref. added 23-1-2002]
  • Bouvier, A. (2002) "An epistemological plea for methodological individualism and rational choice theory in cognitive rhetoric." Philosophy of the Social Sciences 32(1): 51-70. [ref. added 9-4-2002]
  • Braun, S. (2001) Ein kognitives Modell der Kommunikation: die Relevanztheorie. Oder: Wie verstehen wir, was wir verstehen? Frankfurt (Oder), Viadrina Universität Frankfurt (Oder). [ref. added 26-3-2007]
  • Brisard, F. (1998) "Review of R. Carston and S. Uchida, eds., Relevance Theory. Applications and Implications." Pragmatics 8(4): 583-584.[ref. added 22-8-2001]
  • Buckland, W. (1994) "Review of D. Blakemore's Understanding Utterances." Journal of Pragmatics 22: 232-237. [ref. added 18-12-2001]
  • Burton-Roberts, N. (2005) "Robyn Carston on semantics, pragmatics and encoding. Review artlce of Carston's Thoughts and Utterances." Journal of Linguistics 41(2): 389-407. Available here. [ref. added 30-6-2005] [link added 2-8-2006]
  • Burton-Roberts, N. (2011) “Speakers’  commitments and cancellation.” Paper delivered at the 12th International Pragmatics Conference. Manchester, July. [ref. added 14-9-2011]
  • Campos, J. and F.J. Rauen (eds.)(2008) Tópicos em teoria da relevância. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. Available here. [ref. added 7-1-2009]
  • Campos, J. (2008) “Relevância, kluges, emoções: reflexões provocativas”. In: Tópicos em teoria da relevância. Eds. J. Campos and F.J. Rauen. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. Available here.English version: "Relevance, kluges, emotions: provocative reflections", EDIPUCRS, 2010, 11-22. [ref. added 7-1-2009] [ref. edited 19-11-2010]
  • Carrillo Guerrero, L. (2006) "Concluir." Tonos 11. Available here. [ref. added 8-9-2006]
  • Carston, R. (2002) Thoughts and Utterances. Oxford: Blackwell. Chapter 1 (Pragmatics and linguistic underdeterminacy) available here. Book available here (Google books). [link added 16-12-2003] [2nd link added 17-11-2008]
  • Carston, R. (2010) "Relevance Theory." Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [ref. added 29-7-2011]
  • Carston, R. (2011a) "Relevance theory." In: Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Language. Eds. G. Russell and D. Graff Fara. London: Routledge. Available here. [ref. added 29-7-2011]
  • Carston, R. (2011b) “Thoughts and utterances.” In: The Pragmatics Reader. Eds. P. Grundy and  D. Archer. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis. [ref. added 27-8-2010] [ref. edited 30-8-2011]
  • Carston, R. (2016) “Linguistic conventions and the role of pragmatics.” Mind & Language 31(5): 612-624. [ref. added 1-12-2016]
  • Carston, R. and G. Powell (2005a) "Relevance theory – new directions and developments." In: The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language. Eds. E. Lepore and B. Smith. Oxford University Press. Available here. [ref. added 8-9-2005]
  • Carston, R. and G. Powell (2005b) "Relevance theory – new directions and developments." UCL Working Papers in Linguistics 17: 279-299. Available here. [ref. added 20-12-2005] [new link added 2-1-2017]
  • Carston, R. and S. Uchida (eds.)(1998) Relevance Theory. Applications and Implications. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Chametzky, R. (1992a) "Pragmatics, prediction and Relevance." Journal of Pragmatics 17: 63-72.
  • Chametzky, R. (1992b) "Comments of Wilson's Reply." Journal of Pragmatics 17: 79-81.
  • Chapman, S. (2001) "In defence of a code: Linguistic meaning and propositionality in verbal communication." Journal of Pragmatics 33: 1553-1570. [ref. added 2-10-2001]
  • Chensong, Y. and G. Hang (2003) "A review of pragmatics in Europe and America in the past 20 years." Journal of PLA University of Foreign Languages 26(1). [ref. added 11-8-2003]
  • Chiappe, D.L. and A. Kukla (1996) "Context selection and the frame problem -Commentary on Sperber and Wilson's Précis of Relevance." Behavioral and Brain Sciences 19: 529-530.
  • Clark, B. (2011) “Recent developments in relevance theory.” In: The Pragmatics Reader. Eds. P. Grundy and  D. Archer. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis. [ref. added 27-8-2010] [ref. edited 30-8-2011]
  • Clark, B. (2013) Relevance Theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [ref. added 29-9-2012]
  • Costa, J.C. da (2005) “A teoria da relevância e as irrelevâncias da vida cotidiana.” Linguagemem (Dis)curso 5, Special Issue, 161-169. Available here. [ref. added 1-4-2013]
  • Cruciani, M. (2015) “Rilevanza e preferenza nella comunicazione.” NeaScience 9(2): 53-57. Available here. [ref. added 3-1-2016]
  • Cummings, L. (1998) "The scientific reductionism of relevance theory: The lesson from logical positivism." Journal of Pragmatics 29: 1-12.
  • Davies, B. (2000) "Grice's Cooperative Principle: Getting the meaning across." Leeds Working Papers in Linguistics and Phonetics 8. Available here. [new link added 23-4-2005]
  • Debowska, K. (2012a) "Reconstructing intentions and goals in CR dialogues." Paper delivered at EPICS V. Plablo de Olavide UIniversity (Seville, Spain), March. [ref. added 26-3-2012]
  • Debowska, K. (2012b) “The pragma-cognitive reconstruction of intentions and goals in CR dialogues.” Paper delivered at Meaning, Context and Cognition 2012. University of Lodz (Poland). [ref. added 31-3-2012]
  • Debowska, K. and K. Budzynska (2010) “Towards an integration of the formal models of dialogues and the relevance theory.” Paper delivered at the 5th Conference Interpreting for Relevance: Discourse and Translation. Kazimierz Dolny (Poland). [ref. added 23-6-2010]
  • Delgado, E. and B. Vicente (1993) "Modern pragmatics: Grice and relevance theory." Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 26-27: 149-162.
  • Desalles, J.-L. (1996) "Pourquoi est-on, ou n'est-on pas, pertinent?" Communication et Langages 107: 69-80.
  • Desalles, J.-L. (1998a) "Altruism, status, and the origin of relevance." In: Approaches to Evolution of Language: Social and Cognitive Bases. Eds. J.R. Hurford, M. Studdert-Kennedy and C. Knight. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 130-147. Available here. [new link added 23-4-2005]
  • Dias, S. (2014) Diálogo & Virtuálogo. -Do comportamento comunicativo humano e de uma ciência da linguagem. Saarbrücken (Germany): Novas Edições Acadêmicas. [ref. added 7-1-2015]
  • Dor, D. (2015) The Instruction of Imagination: Language as a Social Communication Technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [ref. added 18-6-2015]
  • Downes, W. (1998) Language and Society (2nd edition). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Escandell Vidal, V. (1996) Introducción a la pragmática. Barcelona: Ariel.
  • Escandell-Vidal, V. (2002) "Normas y principios." Paper given at Primer Simposio de Lingüística Hispánica (First Symposium of Hispanic Linguistics). University of Surrey, April. [ref. added 17-4-2002]
  • Escandell-Vidal, V. (2004) "Norms and principles. Putting social and cognitive pragmatics together." In: Current Trends in the Pragmatics of Spanish. Eds. R. Márquez-Reiter and M.E. Placencia. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 347-371. Available here. Also available here (Google books). [ref. edited 28-10-2003] [2nd link added 17-11-2008]
  • Escandell-Vidal, V.(2013) "Pragmatics and cognition." In: The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Ed. C.A. Chapelle. Wiley-Blackwell. [ref. added 4-1-2013]
  • Fernández Ruiz, G. (2013) "Review of X. Rosales Sequeiros' Pragmatics and Relevance in Spanish." Spanish in Context 10(1): 144-149. [ref. added 14-5-2013]
  • Foster-Cohen, S.H. (2000) "Review Article: Relevance: Communication and Cognition." Second Language Research 16(1): 77-92. [ref. added 21-8-2001]
  • Fowler, A. (1989) "A new theory of communication." London Review of Books 30 (March): 16-17. [ref. added 9-7-2003]
  • Franken, N. (1998a) "Comunication in relevance theory." Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses 11: 59-74.Available here.[link added 10-6-2008]
  • Franken, N. (1998b) "The status of the principle of relevance in relevance theory." In: Pragmatics in 1998. Vol 2. Ed. J. Verschueren. Antwerp: IPrA, 142-158.
  • Furlong, A. (1997) "A review of Relevance: Communication and Cognition, 2nd Edition." Canadian Journal of Linguistics 42(3): 337-342. [ref. added 14-9-2006]
  • Gao, Y. (2006) "Criticisms on relevance theory.” Asian Social Science 2(11): 36-37. Available here. [ref. added 19-5-2010]
  • García Murga, F. (1998) Communication, information, and relevance." Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses 11: 75-83. Available here.[link added 10-6-2008]
  • Garnham, A. (1987) "Review of Relevance: Communication and Cognition." Journal of Literary Semantics XVI: 61-63.
  • Gianto, A. (2000) "Review of V. Rouchota and A. Jucker, eds., Current Issues in Relevance Theory." Language 76(4): 953-954. [ref. added 22-8-2003]
  • González Márquez, M.J. (2000/01) "An inferential model of communication, as envisaged in relevance theory." Philologica Canariensia 6-7: 39-57. [ref. added 4-11-2003]
  • Gorayska, B. and R. Lindsay (1993) "The roots of relevance." Journal of Pragmatics 19: 301-323.
  • Gorayska, B. and R. Lindsay (1995) "Not really a reply -more like an echo Reply to Steve Nicolle." Journal of Pragmatics 23: 683-686.
  • Greisdorf, H. (2000) "Relevance: An interdisciplinary and information science perspective." Informing Science 3(2): 67-71. Available here. [ref. added 29-1-2002]
  • Grenoble, L.A. (2000) "Discourse analysis." Paper delivered at SLING2K Workshop. Available here. [ref. added 7-10-2003]
  • Groefsema, M. (ed.)(1997) Proceedings of the University of Hertfordshire Relevance Theory Workshop. Chelmsford: Peter Thomas and Associates.
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  • Gutiérrez Ordoñez, S. (2001) "Pragmática y disciplinas del código." In: Perspectivas recientes sobre el discurso. Eds. A.I. Moreno and V. Colwell. León: University of León, Secretariado de Publicaciones, 83-121. [ref. added 15-1-2002]
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  • He, Z. and R. Yongping (1998) "A Review of Relevance Theory -the Essentials of Cognitive Pragmatics." Modern Foreign Languages (Guangzhou, P.R. China), Serial No.81, No.3.
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  • Higashimori, I. and A. Yoshimura (2003) Kanrensei Riron no Shin-tenkai: Ninchi to Komyunikeeshon (New Developments in Relevance Theory: Cognition and Communication). Tokyo: Kenkyusha. [ref. added 16-6-2003]
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Always ask your mentor which style to use before you begin to write your paper.

The APA style refers to the method of writing research papers recommended by the American Psychological Association. The APA style is used in the social sciences and is governed by two basic ideas. The first is that a scientific paper attempts to show something that has already been proven true, so it calls for the past or present perfect tense when you cite the work of others. Second, the year of publication is important, so you need to feature it immediately after any named source in the text.

Smyth (1972) found that children often studied while watching television.

Williams and Maier (1994) have defined a new theory of cognition.

Use the present tense for generalizations and personal comments. Use the past or present perfect tenses only to introduce the work of cited sources.

Evidence of the rise of the heroin use exists for every age group, even children. Burroughs and Bruce (1996) reported on five incidents of heroin overdose in the under 10 age group.

Basic APA Facts

  • Always double space, including the text of your paper, quotations, notes, and the reference page.

  • Leave margins of at least one-inch at the top, bottom, right, and left of every page.

  • Use parenthetical citations to acknowledge direct quotations, indirect quotations, and/or any ideas you have borrowed from another person.

  • Use a reference page for reference to parenthetical citations.

  • Within the text of your paper, underline titles of books, plays, pamphlets, periodicals, films, television programs, and recordings; place in quotation marks titles of articles, essays in anthologies, book chapters, and lectures.

  • Number pages in the upper right hand corner. Include a running head.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is the use of the words and/or ideas of another person without acknowledging the source. Plagiarism is generally grounds for failure of a course and can lead to dismissal from college. To avoid plagiarism, acknowledge your sources with in-text citations and a reference page. Enclose direct quotations in quotation marks or otherwise indent them from the body of your text. If you use another person's idea or paraphrase another person's words, be sure to use your own language and style of writing — don't simply rearrange the words. Use an in-text citation to acknowledge the source, then list on a reference page the publications or sources from which you obtained your citations. For more detailed information on plagiarism and how to avoid it, see the handout available at the GVC Writing Center.

In-text Citations

Cite the first appearance of another person's words and/or ideas by introducing the quotation or paraphrase with the author's name. After the first appearance, cite the author's name either within the text of your writing or within the parenthetical citation immediately following the cited passage. Always use the last name of the author/authors and the year of publication. The year of publication always follows the name of the cited/quoted authority. Note that commas separate items within parentheses. Following are some examples of in-text citation methods in the APA style.

In his study of the effects of alcohol on the ability to drive, Smith (1991) showed that the reaction times of participating drivers were adversely affected by as little as a twelve ounce can of beer.

If you don't use the author's name in the text, place it within the parenthetical citation with the date.

A recent study of the effects of alcohol on the ability to drive showed that as little as twelve ounces of beer adversely affected the reaction time of participating drivers (Smith, 1991).

Provide a page number when you use an exact quotation. Use quotation marks. Use the singular "p." or the plural "pp." to indicate page number(s).

In his study on the effects of alcohol on drivers, Smith (1991, p. 104) stated that "participants who drank twelve ounces of beer with a 3.5% alcohol content reacted, on average, 1.2 seconds more slowly to an emergency braking situation than they did when they had not ingested alcohol."

As an alternative, place the page number within parentheses at the end of the quotation. If you do so, remember to place the date immediately after the author's name.

In his study on the effects of alcohol on drivers, Smith (1991) stated that "participants who drank twelve ounces of beer with a 3.5% alcohol content reacted, on average, 1.2 seconds more slowly to an emergency braking situation than they did when they had not ingested alcohol" (p. 104).

Indent a direct quotation of 40 or more words five spaces from the left margin. If the quotation includes more than one paragraph, indent the first line of succeeding paragraphs five more spaces (ten spaces total). Don't use quotation marks, and be sure to double space the quotation as well as your own writing.

In her study of adult patterns of television watching, Roberts (1996) reported the following behaviors:

Response behaviors exhibited by participants who watched television without any other persons present in the viewing room included imitating the facial expressions and hand movements of television characters as well as talking to individual characters. Affective behaviors included exhibitions of anger such as shouting and throwing magazines at the television.

     Such behaviors were less evident behaviors in participants who watched television in groups of three. Instead, participants in group watching were more likely to interject critical or humorous comments regarding the content of particular television programs.

If you're citing an author who's been quoted in another book or article, use the original author's name in the text, and cite in parentheses the source in which you found the quotation.

Behavior is affected by situation. As Wallace (1972) postulated in Individual and Group Behavior, a person who acts a certain way independently may act in an entirely different manner while the member of a group (cited in Barkin, 1992, p. 478).

When citing a work with two, three, four, or five authors within the text of the paper, name them all in the first entry, e.g., (Smith, Andrews, & Lawrence 1995). After the first entry, cite only the first author's name followed by "et al.," for example, (Smith, et. al., 1995).

When citing a work with six or more authors, name only the first author followed by et. al., for example, (Fredericks, et. al., 1995). If the author is not given, use the first word or two of the title in the parenthetical citation.

Massachusetts state and municipal governments have initiated several programs to improve public safety, including community policing and after school activities ("Innovations," 1997).

If "Anonymous" is specified as the author, treat it as if it were a real name: (Anonymous, 1996). In the bibliographic references, also use the name Anonymous as author.

The Reference Page

You must always have a reference page as well as in-text citations to avoid plagiarism. The Reference Page immediately follows the text of the paper. Items on the reference page are listed alphabetically. Begin the first line of a reference at the left margin (i.e., do not indent the first line as you did in the body text). All subsequent lines for a reference should be indented one-half inch this is sometimes known as an "outdent" or "hanging indent"). APA has a second format that uses normal (one-half inch) indents on the first line of a reference, then left justifies subsequent lines to the left margin. This format is only for documents being submitted for publishing. Student papers should always use the first (hanging indent) format. For the reference page, use the running head and page number, then center the title "References" two lines below.

Books

List the author's last name first with initial of the first name; year of publication in parentheses; title of book underlined (capitalize only the first word of the title and of any subtitle, and all proper nouns); the edition (if any) in parentheses; place of publication; and publisher. Omit the words Publishing Company and Inc. from the publisher's name. Use one space after periods and other punctuation.

Book by one author

Zimbardo, P. (1992). Psychology and life (13 ed.). New York: Harper Collins.

List more than one book by the same author chronologically, earliest edition or work first.

Book by two or more authors—List authors as they are listed in the book; use an ampersand to indicate "and."

Brasco, D. & Corleone, M. (1992). Child development: A behavioral approach. New York: Calavita.

Tork, P., Jones, D., & Nesmith, M. (1968). Adolescent development: Behavioral mimicry. Los Angeles: Pasquin.

Textbook or anthology—List cited author, date of the cited author's work, the chapter or section title, the editor's name preceded by "In" and followed by (Ed.), the title of the textbook/anthology, edition number (if appropriate), page numbers on which the cited author's work is found, place of publication, and publisher.

Bailey, B. (1992). Jobs in the nineties. In V. Westerhaus (Ed.). Issues for the 21st century (pp. 55-63). New York: Holt.

Book with a corporate author—List alphabetically with authors; if published by the author of the book, list the publisher as the author.

American Psychiatric Association. (1992). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (3d ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.

Book with no author or editor—Alphabetize by book title.

Student planning guide for degree programs and portfolios. (1996). Saratoga Springs, NY: Empire State College.

Periodicals

Journal Article—List the author(s), year of publication in parentheses, title of article without quotation marks and with only the first word, proper nouns, and words after colons capitalized, name of the journal underlined and with all major words capitalized, volume number underlined, and inclusive page numbers not preceded by "p." or "pp."

Smith, A. (1975). Driver age and crash involvement. American Journal of Public Health. 9. 326-327.

Brown, W. & Williamson, L. J. (1983). The myth of carcinogenic elements in tobacco smoke. American Journal of Public Health. 14. 419-431.

Magazine—List the author(s), year and month of publication (without abbreviations), title of the article without quotation marks and with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized, name of the magazine underlined and with all major words capitalized, volume number, and inclusive page numbers preceded by "p." or "pp."

Jackson, L. M. (1997, April). Taking back the streets. School Planning and Management. pp. 30-31.

Newspaper—List the author(s), year, month, and day of publication (without abbreviations), title of the article with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized, complete name of the newspaper underlined with all major words capitalized, and the section with discontinuous page numbers preceded by "p." or "pp."

Raymond, C. (1990, September 12). Global migration will have widespread impact on society, scholars say. The Chronicle of Higher Education. pp. A1, A6.

Computer Sources

The following information is provided in Harnack, A., & Kleppinger, E. (2000). Online! A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's.

World Wide Web sites

To document a specific file, provide as much as possible of the following information:

  • Author's name

  • Date of publication or last revision (if known), in parentheses

  • Title of document

  • Title of complete work (if relevant), in italics or underlined

  • "Online" in square brackets

  • Availability (indicated by the word "Available")

  • URL

  • Retrieval Date (indicated in square brackets at end of citation)

Patterson, O. (2001). Cultural continuity and collective memory. In The Emory center for myth and ritual in American life [Online]. Available: http://www.emory.edu/college/MARIAL/ [2001, October 29].

Online document

Author's name (last name, first and any middle initials). (Date of Internet publication). Document title. Where available: URL (or other retrieval information). Retrieval date.

Shapiro, H. (1999). Professional Communications. Available: http://www1.esc.edu/personalfac/hshapiro/professional_communications/default.htm [November 6, 2001].

Book

An online book may be the electronic text of part or all of a printed book, or a book-length document available only on the Internet (e.g. a work of hyperfiction).

Bryant, P. (1999). Biodiversity and Conservation. [Online]. Available: http://darwin.bio.uci.edu/~sustain/bio65/Titlepage.htm [October 4, 1999].

Article in an electronic journal (ejournal)

Fine, M., and Kurdek, L.A. (1993, March 9). Reflections on determining authorship credit and authorship order on faculty-student collaborations. Available: American Psychologist. 48. 1141-1147 http://www.apa.org/journals/amp/kurdek.html [June 7, 1999].

Article in an electronic magazine (ezine)

Adler, J. (1999, May 17). Ghost of Everest. Available: Newsweek: http://newsweek.com/nwsrv/issue/20_99a/printed/us/so/so0120_1.htm [May 19, 1999].

Newspaper article

Azar, B., & Martin, S. (1999, October). APA's Council of Representatives endorses new standards for testing, high school psychology. Available: APA Monitor. http://www.apa.org/monitor/inl.html [October 7,1999].

Government publication

Bush, G. (1989, April 12). Principles of ethical conduct for government officers and employees. Exec. Order No. 12674. Pt. 1. Available: http://www.usoge.gov/exorders/eol2674.html [November 18, 1997].

E-mail. (Simply include a reference to the date sent and the subject heading)

Ward, Neil (nwar@asia.com). (2001, October 22). Tutoring Japanese students. E-mail to Shirley Jackson (sjacks55@lottery.com).

However, if the E-mail source is a consistently retrievable, subscriber-based journal or other text/document on E-mail, include it in the reference page as follows:

Funder, D. C. (1994, March). Judgmental process and content: Commentary of Koehler on base-rate [9 paragraphs]. Psycoloquy [On-line serial], 5, (17). Available E-mail: psyc@pucc Message: Get psyc 94-xxxx

CD-ROM

Include the following information if your citation refers to an entire CD-ROM:

Beekman, G. (1991). Computer confluence (Version 1.0) [CD-ROM]. New York: Benjamin/Cummings.

Include the following information for an abstract on a CD-ROM:

Meyer, A. S., & Bock, K. (1992). The tip-of-the-tongue phenomenon: Blocking or partial activation? [CD-ROM]. Memory & Cognition, 20. 715-726. Abstract from: Silver Platter File: PsycLIT Item: 80-16351

Software

Norton, P. (1990). The new Norton guides 4.0 [Computer software]. New York: Simon & Schuster.

Whereas you might not always be able to supply all the above information, follow the general APA format for the specific type of source you are citing (journal, article, chapter, book, etc.). Include all necessary information to allow the reader to access the source material.

Abstract

The APA style requires an abstract, an 80 to 120 word summary of the contents of the paper that immediately follows the title page. Be sure to ask your mentor whether or not s/he requires an abstract. The abstract should include the purpose, thesis, and conclusions of your paper and be accurate, self-contained, concise, coherent, and readable. Do not use a paragraph indentation for the abstract. The abstract requires a separate page and immediately follows the title page.

Addiction 2

Abstract

Nicotine has been identified as an addictive substance since the mid-nineteenth century, when it was the first substance used to explore and map the synaptic system of receptors. Moreover, the common perception of American society throughout the twentieth century regarded cigarette smoking as a bad "habit" akin to addiction. Yet, despite more than a century of scientific study into and acceptance of nicotine as an addictive substance, American political, medical, scientific, and common societies still carry on a dialogue regarding whether or not nicotine is addictive. This dialogue is the very foundation of the prevailing negative attitudes toward tobacco. The scientific and medical communities proclaim the costly outcomes of nicotine addiction while the tobacco industry claims that nicotine is a relatively innocuous product.

APA format requires a title page that establishes a running head. Ask your Mentor if you need to provide a title page for your paper.


Addiction 1 

  
  
  
  

Addiction: Societal Denial

of the Addictive Nature of Nicotine


William M. Reynolds

Austin Peay State University

Running Head: Addiction

  
  
  
  
  
  

Each successive page will then have the running head "Addiction" followed by the page number in the upper right-hand corner.

This style sheet was produced with the
aid of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (3rd ed.) and the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (4th ed.)

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