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Citation Style Guides: MLA Style

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MLA Style Guides

Capitalization in Foreign Language Titles

When adding a title that is in a foreign languge, follow these basic rules regardless of citation style:

For German, capitalize the first word and all nouns.

For French, capitalize THROUGH the first noun in the title.

For Italian and other languages, capitalize just the first word.

(NOTE: Always capitalize all proper nouns.)

See page 105-113 in the MLA 7th edition for more information about capitalizing non-English words.

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