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How to Edit

You can edit an article by clicking on the edit tab at the top of its page. Once you've made your changes, click Show preview at the bottom of the page to make sure it looks the way you want it to. If you're happy with it, briefly describe your changes in the Summary field and click Save page. Remember to save after you preview your work! Don't worry about making mistakes — it's very easy to revert the page to what it looked like before your changes. If you want to practice, feel free to use the Sandbox page.

To create a page that doesn't exist yet, just type the name of the article after index.php/ in the URL in your browser. (You can also get to a nonexistent article by following a red link, which is a link to an article that needs to be created.) The Cascadilla Press Wiki will tell you that the page doesn't exist yet; click create to create it. You can then edit it as you would any article. Remember that capitalization matters in article names!

Basic Formatting

Commonly used notation includes:

  • Three apostrophes for bold text ('''bold text''').
  • Two apostrophes for italic text (''italic text'').
  • Equals signs around text to make it into a headline. The Cascadilla Press Wiki generally uses four equals signs (====Headline====) to set off article subsections (such as "Contact Information") with a small headline. This page uses a single equals sign (=How to Edit=) for a large headline, and two (==Basic Formatting==) for a medium headline.
  • The HTML tag <br> creates single line breaks. (Paragraph breaks are automatic: the Cascadilla Press Wiki automatically inserts one when you leave a blank line between lines of text.)

If you're curious about other formatting in wiki articles, you can look at the source code of any page by clicking the "edit" button. The Cascadilla Press Wiki uses the same formatting as Wikipedia/MediaWiki, so you can also look at the more thorough description on


  • To include a link to another article on the Cascadilla Press Wiki, include the name of the article in double brackets: [[LWPD]] = LWPD. (Capitalization matters!) If you want the linked text to be different from the article name, put a pipe "|" between the article name and your text: [[LWPD|this links to the LWPD page]] = this links to the LWPD page.
  • To include a link to a page or email address elsewhere on the web, put the URL (with the protocol header, e.g. http:// or mailto://) in single brackets: [] = [1]. You can include your own text just as you would with an internal link, above, but use a space instead of a pipe: [ this links to] = this links to Note the little "external link" symbol that follows these links, telling you that you're leaving the Cascadilla Press Wiki.
  • You can include an image by clicking upload file in the left sidebar, then linking to it using [[Image:filename.jpg]].


If you want two article names to point to the same page (e.g. LWPD and Linguistics Working Papers Directory), create one of the pages normally, then leave the other blank except for a redirect:

#REDIRECT [[first article]] {{reason for redirect}}

This links to an example. We encourage the creation of redirects for any common variation of the name of a proceedings or working papers, as an aid to searching. For instance, SLRF 1999 and Social and Cognitive Factors in Second Language Acquisition: Selected Proceedings of the 1999 Second Language Research Forum both take you to the same page; one is the formal proceedings title, and the other is a commonly used abbreviation.


Adding a Category tag to the bottom of an article tells the Cascadilla Press Wiki that the article should be grouped with others like it. There are currently two top-level categories on the wiki: the Linguistics Working Papers Directory and the Linguistics Proceedings Directory. To include a page in one of these directories, add one of the following tags to the bottom of the article:

[[Category:Linguistics Working Papers Directory]]
[[Category:Linguistics Proceedings Directory]]

If you want to make sure the pages you're adding to the category are sorted correctly on the main category page, you can specify how they'll be alphabetized after a pipe "|". For instance, if you want SALT VIII to come before SALT IX in the SALT (Semantics and Linguistic Theory) category, the category tags would look like this:

[[Category:SALT (Semantics and Linguistic Theory)|Salt08]] (for SALT VIII)
[[Category:SALT (Semantics and Linguistic Theory)|Salt09]] (for SALT IX)

Because of the way MediaWiki alphabetizes, all capital letters come before all lower case letters, so "Z" comes before "a". Keep this in mind when specifying sorting.

To create a category, just create a new article as you normally would, but add the Category: tag in front of it (with no space between the colon and the article name). For example, Category:Linguistics Proceedings Directory is the page name for the Linguistics Proceedings Directory, which we described how to add articles to above.

Editing for the Linguistics Working Papers Directory

Here is a template you can use for creating new series pages for the Linguistics Working Papers Directory, just by copying and pasting it into an empty editing window:

ISSN (the ISSN of your working papers)


A paragraph or two describing your working papers.

====Contact Information====
for Your<br>

e-mail: [mailto://]

[[Category:Linguistics Working Papers Directory]]

The template uses bold text, a headline ("Contact Information"), external links, and line breaks. The last line ("Category") tells the wiki that the series should be listed in the list of LWPD series; be sure to include it!

Editing for the Proceedings Directory

To add a brand-new proceedings to the LPD, you'll need to create two pages: first a category page for the conference series (unless it already exists), and then a page in that category for the individual proceedings. Here's a suggested template for the category page:

ISSN (the ISSN for the proceedings series)

(only include this if there is a single homepage for the conference series)

A paragraph or two describing the conference series, and/or contact information.

[[Category:Linguistics Proceedings Directory|sort order]]

Remember that a category's name must begin with "Category:"

Here's a template for the individual proceedings:

ISBN (the ISBN for the proceedings volume)

'''[ proceedings]'''

publication date: (date)
published by (publisher)
edited by (editors)

A paragraph or two describing the conference and proceedings.

====Contact Information==== (if available)
for the<br>

====Table of Contents==== (if available)
# first chapter, by first author
# second chapter, by second author

[[Category:conference series category from above|sort order]]

Feel free to adapt these templates for individual proceedings; these are intended as guidelines. You can always click "Edit" on any page to look at additional examples of wiki markup.