|Posted by Larry Hires on May 24, 2013 at 12:05 AM|
This is a follow-up to my comment last night (5/22/2013) on the critique of Kim’s submission. It is also documentation for what I said.
In the Chicago Manual Of Style edition 16 on page 634 section 13.41, there is the current rule on punctuation for unspoken discourse. Rule 13.41 clearly states that:
Thought, imagined dialogue, and other interior discourse may be enclosed in quotation marks or not, according to the context or the writer's preference.
The use of italics to designate thoughts isn't mentioned as it has been dropped from acceptable practices. The italics rule was not in effect for very long.
I haven't been able to find the source or reason for this change, but if I find it, I will post it.