Portland State University. Department of English
Multiculturalism in literature, Language and languages in literature, Dialect literature, Publishers and publishing
Several style guides dictate that foreign words in running text be set in italics, but those individuals concerned with marginalization are questioning this rule in increasing numbers. With an eye to authorial intent and inclusiveness, is it time to do away with this stylistic dictum wholesale, or are there valid reasons for keeping this convention in play?
Trnka, Katey, "Foreign Word Alert, Foreign Word Alert: Rethinking Editorial Approaches to the Italicization of Foreign Terms" (2016). Book Publishing Final Research Paper. 14.