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[pt] "publicad(a)(o)(s) em YEAR" - 2021-04-08

@tiff @udomai @jaumeortola

Hello!

Yesterday I was working on my thesis and came up with an idea for a rule:

O Rui aborda o tema no seu livro “Economia em Portugal” publicado em 2004.

My idea was to replace “publicado em 2004” with “(2004)”:

O Rui aborda o tema no seu livro “Economia em Portugal” (2004).

I was also thinking about the suggestion message, but maybe it is too large:

“Se procedido pelo nome de uma publicação e apenas um ano, pode simplificar.”

Do you have any comments/suggestions?

Thanks!

A rule like that would not be useful for 99% of our users. Unless you’re writing in an academic context, putting just the year in parentheses does not really improve the text. It would have to be a picky rule (on top of matching only very rarely).

In an academic context, the resulting sentence would be hybrid, too. Either you talk about the book and the fact that it had been published, saying “O Rui aborda o tema no seu livro “Economia em Portugal” publicado em 2004.” Or you want to broad-quote it, then you’d go right for the quoted content and follow it by something like “(Sousa 2004)”.

So, I’d say it’s not worth the time, in principle.

ahhhhh… thanks, @udomai