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I would like to cite the following

    author =       "Ott, Dennis and de Vries, Mark",
    title =        "Right Dislocation as Deletion",
    journal =      "Natural Language and Linguistic Theory",
    volume =       "34",
    number =       "2",
    pages =        "641-690",
    year =         "2015",
    DOI =          "http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11049-015-9307.7",
    keywords =     "ott15"

I use biber. But citing \cite{ott2015} gives me this:

Ott and de Vries 2015


Ott, Dennis and Mark de Vries (2015). “Right Dislocation as Deletion”. In: Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 34.2, pp. 641–690. doi: http://dx.doi. org/10.1007/s11049-015-9307.7.

Any author whose name is not the first is sorted as "Firstname Lastname" instead of "Lastname, Firstname", even though LaTeX clearly recognizes which one is the last name and which one is the first name. Help?

marked as duplicate by Alan Munn, TeXnician, Stefan Pinnow, Mico bibliographies Dec 12 '17 at 19:30

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  • Does \DeclareNameAlias{sortname}{family-given} work for you? See Guidelines for customizing biblatex styles for more details. – gusbrs Dec 12 '17 at 18:53
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    This isn't "incorrect", it's just not what you want. It's a very common style in author/year citation schemes. – Alan Munn Dec 12 '17 at 18:57
  • This is more specific to the point in question Mixed last/first and first/last names in reference list. – gusbrs Dec 12 '17 at 19:03
  • @AlanMunn, I agree that this is very likely a duplicate (should we wait to hear from the OP?). But I think this last one I mentioned is a better one, for it is not specific to the verbose style which has further requirements not needed in this case. – gusbrs Dec 12 '17 at 19:13
  • @gusbrs Yes, that's a better duplicate for sure. (Although technically the OP hasn't actually shown how they're generating the bibliography...). You can add your close vote and suggest that as the duplicate. – Alan Munn Dec 12 '17 at 19:18