Tyndale House Publishers or MLA Handbook?

February 11, 2014

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“While there are many nuanced definitions of plagiarism, most definitions agree that plagiarism is a writer’s deliberate use of someone’s words or ideas, and claiming them as their own with no intent to provide credit to the original source,” Tyndale House Publishers said in part of a statement released back in December.

Previously, as the Pastor Mark Driscoll plagiarism controversy has continued, I have pointed out how Tyndale House Publishers’ statement is at odds with The Chicago Manual of Style and The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

Excerpts from the other manuals provide different angles for professional rebuttals of Tyndale House’s position.

Here, I’ll just point out two things from the sixth edition of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, published by the Modern Language Association, or MLA. (Admittedly, the seventh edition is the most recent.)

First, the MLA Handbook has a section…

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