[Air-l] pox on APA style
wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Fri Oct 20 10:58:06 PDT 2006
Someone has praised APA style over MLA.
As MLA is about the only style I haven't used, I can't comment.
But I hate the first initial fixation of APA. It dehumanizes people to be
reduced to B. Wellman from Barry Wellman. Not only that, it is often
confusing. For example, my wife and I were once forced to publish a paper
APA style as B.S. Wellman and B.S. Wellman. (It did end any debate over
Just thought I'd divert us from the current rash of pontifications on this
Barry Wellman S.D. Clark Professor of Sociology NetLab Director
Centre for Urban & Community Studies University of Toronto
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wellman at chass.utoronto.ca http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman
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