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¿Qué entendemos por MLA? August 16, 2007

Filed under: Digital Resources Management — juanitabanana @ 12:19 pm

MLA (Modern Language Association o Asociación de Idiomas Modernos)MLA es la principal asociación profesional de Estados Unidos para académicos, tanto americanos como internacionales, de literatura y crítica literaria. Su principal objetivo es reforzar el estudio, la enseñanza del idioma y su literatura. MLA tiene 30.000 miembros en 100 países, Esos miembros son principalmente académicos, catedráticos, estudiantes y universitarios que estudian o enseñan idiomas.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         La MLA fue fundada en 1883 y se me empezó a conocer como un grupo de debate y apoyo para el estudio de literatura e idiomas modernos.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       El actual presidente de la MLA es Michael Holquist, y es un catedrático de Literatura Comparada en la Universidad de Yale.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             MLA: Actividad internacional.

La Bibliografía Internacional MLA facilita una lista clasificada y un índice de materias de libros y artículos publicados sobre idiomas modernos, literatura, folklore y lingüística.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Esta recopilación está llevada a cabo por la Oficina MLA de Servicios de Información Bibliográfica (MLA Office of Bibliographic Information Services) con la colaboración de más de 100 bibliógrafos de Estados Unidos y de otros lugares.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

La bibliografía MLA está disponible tanto en versión impresa como electrónica. Cada año añade a su índice alrededor de 66.000 libros y artículos.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MLA: El estilo.

El estilo recomendado por la asociación para preparar manuscritos académicos y ensayos de investigación de estudiantes se ocupa de los temas mecánicos de la escritura: la puntuación, las citas y la documentación de las fuentes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             El estilo MLA se lleva utilizando desde hace casi medio siglo por parte de colegios, departamentos académicos e instructores.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Se utilizan también guías sobre MLA en 125 publicaciones académicas y literarias, boletines de noticias, y otras revistas; y por numerosas universidades y prensas comerciales.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

El estilo MLA se utiliza no solo en Estados Unidos y Canadá sino también en otros países. De hecho, ya en 1980, 1984 y 1988 salieron traducciones de  “MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers”  (Manual de MLA para Escritores de Publicaciones de Investigación) en japonés, y en 1990 en chino.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Fuentes:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ·         Modern Language Association. (2007, April 16). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Fecha de consulta: el 16 de agosto, 2007,a las 12:17 en: Wikipedia.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ·         Modern Language Association. (2006, January 31) MLA International Bibliography. Fecha de consulta: el 16 de agosto, 2007, a las 12:18 en: MLA.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ·         Modern Language Association. (2003, September 09) What is MLA style? Fecha de consulta: el 16 de agosto, 2007, a las 12:19 en: MLA  

 

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