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Style Sheets

International standards for bibliographical citation, as well as other stylistic issues, have always been important for students and staff writing essays, theses and books. Guidelines for making correct citations are presented in style sheets, which define how a piece of academic writing should look in order to conform to current stylistic practice. For every field of scholarship there are accepted sytle sheets which have come to represent the most practical and aesthetically pleasing approach. Ultimately the appearance of a paper - not just its contents – will determine its success.

Word limits for research papers

Following a process of discussion in all sections of our department, as of March 2017, our official word limits for research papers (number of words of the main text, excluding references, bibliography and appendices) are:

 Type of paperLinguisticsLiterature & Cultural Studies

 Diploma or Master thesis

25 000 - 30 000

28 000 - 33 000

 Bachelor paper (BA)

8000 - 9000

8000 - 10 000

 Bachelor paper (BEd)

6500 - 7000

6500 - 7000

 Seminar paper (MA, Diplom-LA)

6500 - 7000

6500 - 8000

 Proseminar paper (except PS Linguistics 1)

3150 - 3850

3150 - 3850

 Proseminar paper (PS Linguistics 1)

2250 - 2750

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Department of English
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