Language in Society Referencing Guide
(updated May 2022)


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How to do citations in Language in Society style?

This is the Citationsy guide to Language in Society citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in Language in Society.

cite Language in Society  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the Language in Society referencing style? (2022 Guide)

Books are written works or compositions that have been published, many of which might be in digital version. Here’s how to cite a book in Language in Society

Here’s an example book citation in Language in Society using placeholders:
Last Name, First Name (2000). Title, Edition., Editor First Name Editor Last Name (ed.). City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
Language in Society citation:
Angelou, Maya (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, 1st ed. New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in Language in Society looks like this: (Angelou 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the Language in Society citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in Language in Society format?

Do you need help referencing or citing a research paper in Language in Society? Here’s how

Here’s a Language in Society journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname & Author3 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname (2000). Title. Container Volume(Issue):pages Used. Online: URL; accessed 29May2022.
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in Language in Society:
Petit, C. & Sieffermann, J.M. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1):161-72. Online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008; accessed 29May2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in Language in Society style?

The most basic entry for a website consists of the author name(s), webpage title, website title, institution/publisher, publication date, and DOI or URL. Here’s how to cite it properly in Language in Society

Here’s an Language in Society example website reference:
Author1 LastnameAuthor1 Firstname & Author2 LastnameAuthor2 Firstname (2000). Title. Online: https://www.example.com; accessed 29May2022.
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, Mark (2008). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Online: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083; accessed 29May2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video Language in Society in 2022

If you’ve previously cited a video from a website in Language in Society, then the process for citing a video from YouTube is basically the same. Here’s how to do it

Here’s a Language in Society citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName (2000). Title. YouTube. Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX; accessed 29May2022.
So how to cite a video Language in Society?
Pixar (2015). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ; accessed 29May2022.
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar 2015)

How to cite a podcast using Language in Society referencing style

Podcasts can be perfect sources of information for your research paper. They cover a wide range of topics you may want to address in your paper. Here’s how to cite them in Language in Society

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in Language in Society.
Lastname, Firstname (2000). Title. Online: http://www.example.com; accessed 29May2022.
Podcast referencing example in Language in Society using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life (2018). 640: Five Women. Online: https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women; accessed 29May2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using Language in Society referencing style?

Would you like to cite more songs in your essays and have no idea how to do it? No matter if you want to cite a record, lyrics to a song, or a whole song, here’s how to easily do it in Language in Society

An example song citation in Language in Society.
Lastname, Firstname (2000). Song Title. Online: http://www.example.com; accessed 29May2022.
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in Language in Society:
The Beatles (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Online: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150; accessed 29May2022.
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles 1969)


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