The {linguistics} tag can be used for questions about packages designed primarily for linguists or about typesetting of linguistics-specific material.

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Align glosses in more than one language with gb4e

I'm using the package gb4e to gloss my linguistic examples. It nicely aligns the words in the original language with its glosses. But this alignment does not extend beyond the first line of glosses. ...
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Use arbitrary amount of underlines + descriptions using TikZ on parts of words

This is an extension of this question. In linguistics, word analyses are often necessary and I think that TikZ is an excellent tool to bring some life, color, and most of all clarity to the scene. I ...
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Drawing a tikz tree above a tikz-dependency tree with same leaves

I would like to achieve the following goal: I have two different kind of trees that I would like to merge : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color,graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Issues with leipzig and glossaries used together

I am preparing a document containing some interlinear glossing, the glossing conventions themselves appearing as a separate list. I use the leipzig package to typeset the glosses, the expex package to ...
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Multiple diacritics on one character

As linguistics student, I have to put more than one thing on a character every now and then. For example, I need to type ā̆. I thought I could simply do that by typing \={\u{a}}, but then the macron ...
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Movement arrow in gloss

Is it possible in gb4e to gloss an example AND have a movement arrow in the example. I'm currently using gb4e, and I want an arrow from 't' to 'een auto'. I already looked at other packages (xytree, ...
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Bracketed Sentences

I am trying to achieve an effect similar to this book in diagramming sentences. Is there a package for achieving that? I can place all the brackets and subscripts manually, mixing math and text, but ...
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Interlinear glosses with overlaps, line numbers, and speaker labels

I am trying to come up with a way to represent linguistic examples of naturally occurring dialog. I have not used LaTeX for linguistic glossing yet so I could need some help what package(s) would be ...
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gb4e: remove extra space below preamble/header lines

I'm writing my PhD thesis on linguistics using gb4e. In a number of cases I want to add a preamble line to an interlinear example and in some other cases I need a tabbing environment embedded within ...
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Using TikZ to depict pitchlevel

After the very productive outcome of my recent question on intonation, I'm emboldened to ask a related question. In the previous one, particular pitchlevels are connected to produce an intonation ...
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gb4e + biblatex error “patching footnotes failed”

I'm having a problem while using gb4e and biblatex in the same file. It does compile, but I get an "patching footnotes failed" warning. Minimal example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Relating tree nodes in forest to content in a table

I want to draw the following figure: I now converted my trees to forest and the following code is what I have: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{forest} \forestset{ sn edges/.style={for ...
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Matching phonetic/IPA font for Minion Pro

I am (tentatively) using Minion Pro in XeTeX for my book, but I need to typeset a phonetic notation, for which Minion Pro does not have the glyphs. Are there any good alternatives that can match it? ...
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tree-dvips Alternative for Linguistics Document with pdftex

I'm attempting to find a way of linking two objects in avm.sty together. The result I want is exactly that specified here: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/external/clmt/latex4ling/avms/#4 I'm ...
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Hebrew text in English LyX file

I have a LyX paper that needs some text (specifically, text within a table) to be in Hebrew. Culmus is installed, language hebrew is mapped to F10. linguistics module is activated. When I try to ...
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Macro for Typesetting Semantic Denotations (Linguistics)

I tried to write a macro for typesetting semantic denotations, using the stmaryrd package, but there are a few issues that I would like to resolve. My first attempt at the macro was the following: ...
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Filtering font substitution warnings caused by the combination of lmodern and tipa

This question is a follow-up to Combining lmodern and tipa: I tried to filter the harmless warnings that occur when using tipa with the Latin Modern font. Doing so crashes both pdflatex and regular ...
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Square brackets and subscript in expex glossing

I'm new to Latex and trying to figure out how to do the following thing with expex: I would like to use square bracket as well as a subscripted word such as 'NP' in the transcription line, where ...
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TiKZ make lines connecting nodes have the same endpoints

Using the MWE below: \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} \usepackage{tikz-qtree-compat} \usepackage{ textcomp } \begin{document} \begin{tikzpicture} \Tree [ .TP [ ...
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Positioning of numbers in gb4e.sty examples

I'm planning to use the following numbered examples in a document (see example below). I would like the number to be at the top of the example, but for the ones with diagrams it ends up in the middle. ...
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Extending a tree

I am trying to extend the following tree, so that it is as in the picture: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} \usepackage{tikz-qtree-compat} ...
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Drawing a frame or box around parts of a syntactic tree using tikz-qtree

I'm trying to make boxes around parts of my tree, but I find no command to do so. I have tried the qtree package, which has the !qframesubtree that can do the job, but only for complete subtrees. What ...
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Manchu and Mongolian script

I am trying to write a document including Manchu script on a Mac. Manchu is written with the Mongolian alphabet with the addition of some diacritics, but the extra diacritics are included in standard ...
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Autosegmental Representation with pst-asr

I am using Texmaker and MiKTeX to try and produce an autosegmental representation such as the one in this image: The following code is given in John Frampton's pst-asr user's guide: ...
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Aligning several forest trees in centered way

I want to align three trees in the way shown in the following figure: What I have now is the following code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{forest} \forestset{ tag/.style={for ...
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Covington example in footnote

I'm using the covingtonpackage to display glossed linguistic examples and it has been working terrifically so far. However, I ran into a problem when I tried to put an example in a footnote. I get the ...
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How can I use Bengali script in an English document?

I am a Linguist and I need to use Bengali script inside an English article which is predominantly English. I have found many answers but they only seem to be useful when the whole document is in ...
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Trees with tangent curved arrows

The arrow controlled by \draw[semithick, dashed, ->] (pe)..controls +(south west: 50) and +(south: 50) .. (re); dissects the tree. I want it to curve round the bottom-most node of the tree. I ...
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aboveglftskip in expex linguistic glosses

First of all I am not an expert in using LaTeX, I just started a few months back. I am using MiKTeX with the expex package for glossed linguistic examples. If we take a look at a glossed example, we ...
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\psmatrix baseline

I'm using lingmacros' \enumsentence with a \psmatrix inside. \enumsentence{ \psset{linewidth=.5pt} \begin{psmatrix}[rowsep=.2cm,nodesep=.05cm,colsep=.1cm] &\rnode{gm}{grammatical morphemes}\\ ...
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adding a node to a qroof in tikz-qtree

I need a node in the head element of a qroof in tikz-qtree (using tikz-qtree-compat). I need the 'np' to be a node so I can draw an arrow to it. However, the following breaks: ...
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breaking line in gb4e [duplicate]

I use gb4e for my linguistic examples. When the example is long, gb4e breaks it into two lines (of the first and second, glossing, lines). However, I sometimes want to break it at a certain point. How ...
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The near-close, near-front unrounded vowel symbol

I'm trying to get the near-close near-front unrounded vowel symbol into LaTeX (in the context of a dictionary-style definition). It looks like " i " but without the dot. The closest I've got is ...
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Connecting two nodes from different forest trees [duplicate]

I want to draw the following figure without pstricks: What I have is the following code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{forest} \usepackage[external]{adjustbox} ...
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gb4e center example text

I'm writing an article with several short example sentences. The document as a whole would look better if my example sentences were horizontally centered rather than left-aligned. Of course, I still ...
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How can I underline multiple parts of the same word using braces with TikZ?

UPDATE: I opened a related question here. I work in the field of linguistics and I sometimes need to analyze prefixes, affixes, and suffixes in words. It would be nice to be able to add notes to ...
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Is there a symbol for Dark 'l' (ɫ)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to look up a symbol? Dark 'l' (ɫ) is an IPA symbol for a velarized alveolar lateral approximant. I've tried \l, which gives the similar, but not correct, Polish ł ...
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Demonstrating syntax of a sentence [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to draw syntactical trees with parallel leafs for a natural language? Consider page 4 in following paper: Pantcheva 2007 Which package can be used to draw a ...
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left-edge vertical alignment in gb4e

I use gb4e for formatting linguistic examples. I came to an example in which I want to show that one translation is correct and another reading is not allowed. I'd like to indicate that the second ...
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How to use the real letters in a pdf?

Firstly, I write a grammar about a language. Secondly, I use \usepackage{tipa} to represent letters LaTeX (TeXmaker) can't represent by itself. If for example I want a ɢ or χ, I use \;G and X ...
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Adding words centered above other words with TikZ v2 [closed]

EDIT: Please vote to close this question as "Unclear what you're asking". My problem and my understanding of it have developed in such a way that this question is now too messy. I have opened the new ...
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Automatically enclose \glt line from gb4e in \enquote{}

How can I automatically enclose the \glt (\trans) line in gb4e's interlinear glosses in context-aware quotation marks with \enquote{} from csquotes? \documentclass{article} ...
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Typesetting Dependency Grammar trees with discontinuous constituents

I managed to typeset simple Dependency Grammar trees (Typesetting Dependency Grammar trees), but now want to have non projective graphs. The solution with forest is the following: ...
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gb4e item numbers with tikz-qtree trees

I am using gb4e for numbered examples in my dissertation, since most of my examples are interlinear glosses. I am also including syntax trees, using tikz-qtree. One problem, though, is how to keep ...
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Set more than one font feature in gb4e

I'm trying to get in gb4e glosses the first line to be in bold roman font but I can only set roman or bold, not both. How can I set both? The document is a beamer presentation with a sans serif font ...
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Lining up free translation in interlinear glossing with expex

I'm trying to line up the English translation using the expex package. expex allows you to create a side panel of the free translation. What I would like is a way to define a fixed with to this side ...
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Conflict between gb4e and my university style sheet

I am a Linguistics PhD student at U.Florida, writing my dissertation. The LaTeX class from our editorial office conflicts with gb4e (among other packages). Is there a way to override the style sheet ...
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Using color in expex gives “Missing \cr” error

Update: The expex developer, John Frampton, has added color functionality to a pre-release version. Those interested in beta-testing should email him for the code. Original Question: Trying to print ...
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How do I get an Uvular Trill <ʀ> IPA symbol?

I've tried looking at a tutorial online, which tells me that \;R should produce the ʀ symbol that I want to represent an uvular trill, but this only seems to produce a normal capitalised R. What do I ...