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cascadilla.cls by Max Bane

A LaTeX class providing an extension of the "article" document class that can be used to typeset papers conforming to the style sheet of the Cascadilla Proceedings Project, which is used by a number of linguistics conference proceedings (e.g., WCCFL).


The current version is 1.8.2 (Jan 17, 2012), and is distributed as a compressed package containing the class file (cascadilla.cls), a BibTeX style file (cascadilla.bst), and an inline-documented example paper (example.tex, exampleref.bib, example.pdf), which demonstrates the class's use and output.

You can download the package in either zip or tar formats.

Also available on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/cascadilla.

You can also clone the project with Git by running:

$ git clone git://


See the included README.


This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version 2005/12/01 or later.

Github project page

You may report and view bugs, check out the latest source code, or even contribute your own changes to the source code, all at the github project page.


Max Bane (

Special thanks to Jonathan Brindle for helping to resolve some early bugs.

Version history

Version 1.8.2 (Jan 17, 2012):
    Made footnote marks flush with left edge of body text.

Version 1.8.1 (Nov 12, 2011):
    Fixed centering of author line by simplifying \blankline command - thanks to
Christopher Piñón.

Version 1.8 (Jul 20, 2011): 
    Added author's signature statement at the top of the first page,
and the "nosignature" option to suppress it.

Version 1.7.1 (Jun 18, 2011):
    Added commented example of listing multiple authors/institutions to

Version 1.7 (Jun 17, 2011): 
    Added "a4paper" option for typsetting on A4 paper, which is allowed by the
Cascadilla stylesheet with particular margin settings.

Version 1.6.1: 
    Fixed compile bug caused by ill-formed date string in \ProvidesClass.

Version 1.6
    Redefined \thanks command once more, to conform with the new requirement for
an "invisible asterisk".

Version 1.5
    Redefined the \thanks command for use in titles.

Version 1.4
    Updated the appearance of citations and references to be more in line with
the Cascadilla stylesheet.

Version 1.3
    Put in some missing \selectfont's
    Adjusted \abovecaptionskip and \belowcaptionskip for use with \centering
rather than the center environment.

Version 1.2
    Restored blank space between title and author

Version 1.1
    Made title matter optional
    Added notimes option
    Added additional blank line after title
    Section labels end with a space rather than a quad
    Made figure/table captions bold
    Added "immediate" subsection commands for proper spacing of sub-headings
that immediately follow super-headings.

Version 1.0
    Initial release