As Registered User

For our Lexicon, we have decide to render our entries as follows:

  1. Definitions that are not written in English are nevertheless always offered under the entry-title of their English equivalent.
  2. Definitions per entry are ordered chronologically.
  3. Each definition in an entry is written in a separate ‘block-quote’.
  4. Because the definition is rendered in a ‘block-quote,’ we do not use quotation marks.
  5. The definition’s original formatting (including bold, italics, or underlined) is copied as much as possible.
  6. When the definition mentions a term that already has its own entry in the lexicon, we will provide a link to that entry.
  7. When a definition contains a quotation, the in-text reference is adjusted to comply with the Lexicon’s standards (see points 8 to 10 below). If the reference has not yet been researched (nor added to the Bibliography page), it will be added to the To-Do list of the lexicon’s public Zotero group until it has.
  8. At the end of the definition (but before the last full stop), a reference is rendered in the (Author Year, Page) format.
  9. In the definition’s reference, the ‘year’ is always given, even if there is (still) only one reference by that author in our Bibliography.
  10. In the definition’s reference, we will link the Author and Year to the relevant resource on our Bibliography page.

If you are a registered user who wishes to contribute to the Lexicon via the WordPress CMS environment,1 please follow these guidelines as closely as possible, and include a full reference at the bottom of the entry, preferably in the Chicago Manual of Style‘s Author-Date format. When your contribution is reviewed, we will edit this reference out, and put it on our Bibliography page. To add a new definition to an existing entry, please create a new entry with the same name (Lexicon > Add New). We will add your contribution to the existing entry, display your username in the entry’s ‘last update on … by …’ line, and add your name to the Credits page.

If you would rather contribute without registering as a user, please fill in the form.

We would like to thank you in advance for your helpful contribution to the lexicon!


1 After registering as a user, please send us an e-mail so we can change your ‘WordPress role’ to ‘contributor’ and you can start writing definitions. Sadly, we cannot automate this process because a lot of spam-bots register to the website as well.

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