I write my thesis in English, but need to include a summary in Swedish, which I want to include in my latex document. Therefore I need to switch between the two languages when I use the \citep command.


This is the first referece \citep{baker_two_2010}.

Here I want to change language from English \{and\} to Swedish \{och\}.

This is the second reference \citep{barss_phases_2006}



The first \citep command will print (Baker and Vinokurova 2010). The second \citep command will print (Barss and Carnie 2006). I want the second one to print (Barss och Carnie 2006). I do note want the final bibliography to mix languages. All entries in the bibliography shall be in English, not Swedish, which is the current output.

These are the entries in the .bib file.

    title = {Two modalities of case assignment: Case in {Sakha}},
    volume = {28},
    issn = {0167-806X},
    doi = {10.1007/s11049-010-9105-1},
    language = {English},
    number = {3},
    journal = {Natural Language \& Linguistic Theory},
    author = {Baker, Mark C. and Vinokurova, Nadya},
    year = {2010},
    keywords = {Agreement, Case assignment, Dependent case, Sakha, Turkic languages},
    pages = {593--642},

  title={Phases and nominal interpretation},
  author={Carnie, Andrew and Barss, Andrew},
  year= {2006},
journal = {Research in Language},
   volume = {4},
   pages = {127-132}

This is the link to the .bst file used in the MWE.

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    This is not easy to do, since the linquiry2.bst file is not set up for mulilanguage support (which is hard to do with natbib anyway.) I would suggest switching to biblatex, which has straightforward language support. But since this is only a small part of the document, it might be easier just to insert the citations as regular text at the end. – Alan Munn Aug 6 '16 at 2:43
  • I suspected that that was the case, but I thought I should ask if there is a straightforward way to actually achieve that the "real" way, by tweaking a package. I will furthermore look into the biblatex option. – David Kroik Aug 6 '16 at 5:14
  • Could you just write out "(Barss och Carnie 2006)" by hand in the Swedish language section of the document? The readers probably won't notice the difference. :-) – Mico Aug 9 '16 at 21:44

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