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APA Style Manual

Capitalization in Foreign Language Titles

When adding a title that is in a foreign language, 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.)

Additional Info

Additional information on APA style may be found at these websites:

Non-English Reference Books

When citing a non-English reference work, use the original title followed by the English translation of the title in brackets.


Kluge, Friedrich. (2002). Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological dictionary of the German language] (24th ed.). Berlin, Germany: de Gruyter.

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