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Citation, Documentation of Sources
Q. Hi! I have a citation question. Text B included an excerpt of Text A, which the author of Text B translated. The translation exists only within Text B; it’s not in any other published work. I want to cite the translation. When doing so, do I need to include Text B in the citation? Or, do I simply cite Text A as translated by author of Text B?
A. If I understand you correctly, you are citing a passage found in Text B and written by Author B which happens to be a translation of someone else’s text. Thus you must credit Author B in addition to Author A.