ordering of authors' names

Arnold Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Fri Feb 27 05:34:50 UTC 2004

anne mark of mit press explains the abandonment of alphabetical order:

>The change had to do with academic culture. Some authors felt that other
>linguists (including potential employers and tenure committees) assume
>that the first-named author of a paper is the primary author. Sometimes
>when author X considered himself or herself the primary author of a
>paper yet was named second, alphabetically, after author A, the authors
>asked to insert a footnote reading "The authors' names appear in
>alphabetical order." This seemed awkward, so we finally decided to
>simply let the authors themselves determine the order of their names.

arnold (zwicky at csli.stanford.edu)

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