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Re: Hyphenation of ethnic communities in scholarly papers?

Unfortunately, at least among Italian-American, Italian American, and Italian/American scholars the to -, /,  , or not is still a matter of personal preference; in a sense reflecting one of the most salient features of i-a, i a, and i/a academic culture as to fare una bella figura academico.

Hyphenation of ethnic communities in scholarly papers?

Our journal has been following the Canadian Oxford Dictionary to determine how to hyphenate terms such as Chinese-Canadian. Understand that this style may be out-dated and that there should be no hyphen.

Can anyone advise on the current practice in Canada or the US?

Best regards,

Adam Becker

Urban History Review

http://www.urbanhistoryreview.ca