BibLaTeX - How to move "PhD thesis" elsewhere in bibliography entry?

Current behavior (undesired)

There are several thesis types available in BibLaTeX, such as mastersthesis and phdthesis. This question applies to any of them equally, but I will focus on phdthesis here.

For phdthesis entries, I get something like the following (after a few adjustments to periods and parentheses):

Chomsky, Avram Noam. 1955. Transformational Analysis. PhD thesis. University of Pennsylvania.


Now, while it's possible to modify PhD thesis and get PhD dissertation, described here, I would actually like to move it completely after the name of the institution. Basically, this:

Chomsky, Avram Noam. 1955. Transformational Analysis. University of Pennsylvania PhD thesis.

or, preferably:

Chomsky, Avram Noam. 1955. Transformational Analysis. University of Pennsylvania dissertation.

Which is described in the Linguistic Society of America's Unified Style Sheet.

The problem that I run into is that I cannot figure out how to reference the "PhD thesis" element. According to bibtex's btxbst.doc, this element is hardcoded into FUNCTION {phdthesis}.

I would be ok with hacking it together by clearing the PhD thesis element and adding this to the institution element, but because it appears to be hardcoded at that very location I have no idea how to do it or if it is even possible. If redefining various elements is not possible, is there some way to redefine FUNCTION {phdthesis} locally within the current .tex file (rather than editing the bibtex file)?

What is the best way to accomplish this?


Category: biblatex Time: 2016-07-30 Views: 0

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