The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Personal names as phrases

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2011), 29, (4), 0–3.


Names presented as phrases are an often overlooked category of names indexing, not covered in many resources, yet they present many challenges to indexers about whether they should be indexed in direct or inverted order, provoking lively discussion on their treatment. Noeline Bridge categorizes these types of names, illustrated with examples, many from her own indexing, along with advice on how to index them.

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Bridge, Noeline