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The MLA is an association of scholars of language and literature. It's style manual applies to academic works dealing with language and literature. We can assume that a non-Spanish text citing a Spanish text in the original Spanish is targeted at scholars of Spanish language and/or literature, and that those scholars do read Spanish. Now we know why the ...


That would depend on why the section was untranslated. If the "quoting author" merely choose not to translate the section, say, out of laziness, assuming "the audience will understand it" or he judged some wording conveys the idea better than a translation would, or the quote was a poem and the translation would break the rhymes - essentially, if the reason ...

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