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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gb4e: A package specific \ref{}-definition

I use \usepackage{gb4e} to reference and to contiuously number my linguistic examples. It works like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} ...
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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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Is it possible to typeset the Ge'ez alphabet in LaTeX?

Is there any package for typesetting Ge'ez (Ethiopic) in LaTeX?
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Shifting a node over another node in forest

I have the following tree, which is non-projective and this is where the problems start =;-). In order to be able to draw it at all, I had to use a lot of phantom nodes and no edge declarations, but ...
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Typesetting Japanese in LaTeX errors because of gb4e

I'm trying to include Japanese and English text in the bibliography of LaTeX document while also using the package gb4eand no matter what Japanese text I input it comes out in the pdf as ...
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Problem with gb4e's spacing when using datatool

Say that I have a .csv file with sentences in IPA, their glosses, and their translations that I want to incorporate into a document. However, using datatool to loop over the .csv doesn't work with ...
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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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using gb4e keeping interlinear glosses together on the same page

I am using gb4e for several hundred interlinear glosses in my dissertation. Several of the examples span more than one page, that is, the vernacular and gloss will be on one page, while the free ...
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Aligning forest trees and getting the bounding box right

I want to set the following figure: I managed to recreate it using forest, but for reasons I do not understand, my command \menge, which I use for sets things that the forest trees are much larger ...
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Conflict between gb4e and standalone

Using an \exe environment in a document with the class ‘standalone’ is problematic for me. Here’s a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} \begin{exe} \ex ...
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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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Getting old school trees with forest

According to the manual of forestit was developed to get trees like the one on the right-hand side of the following figure rather then the one on the left-hand side: Usually I want the dense trees ...
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Passing a command as an argument

I got a solution for my quoestion about Smaller roofs for forest but I want to pass a command instead of text to a procedure and this causes an error: ! Argument of \@rsbox has an extra }. ...
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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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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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Is it possible to put brackets round a Forest tree?

I want to create a tree using forest with large \llbracket and \rrbracket around it (semantic interpretation brackets). schemabox looks hopeful but doesn't seem to work. How do I do this? ...
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Defining a special edge style for connecting nodes in forest

I want to draw certain edges in a dependency tree with a piece of line pointing upwards as in the following picture: The code for this is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{forest} ...
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Connecting arbitrary text in `forest`

I already asked this question with regard to tikz-qtree (Connecting text in a tikz-qtree with other text by arrow), but maybe there is a better way to do this in forest. I have the following tree: ...
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Eliminate distance from phantom node in forest

Ignasi's answer to Forest trees on the same line shows how to effectively draw two trees in the same forest environment using the phantom trick noted in the forest documentation. Doing this, however, ...
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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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Forcing a node or a tier to be set below a certain other node in forest

Working from Typesetting Dependency Grammar trees with discontinuous constituents I try to set a graph with two discontinuities. The first figure does what I want. It has nacc and the other N aligned ...
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sn edges and nice empty nodes styles in forest lead to dividing by zero; what's going on?

The forest manual defines two styles: sn edges and nice empty nodes. They are defined as: sn edges/.style={for tree={parent anchor=south, child anchor=north}} and nice empty nodes/.style={for ...
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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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Typesetting Dependency Grammar trees

I try to typeset dependency trees: Is there a package that does this? It should be compatible with xelatex, i.e. not be based on pstricks. I could not find anything with google or on CTAN. If ...
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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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Remove parenthesis (and add period) from gb4e examples

I'm using the gb4e package to number my linguistic examples, cf. the example below. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} \begin{exe} \ex \gll Dies ist ein Beispiel\\ ...
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Typesetting unicode phonetic signs

This discussion says that to use unicode phonetic signs one needs the following: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[T1]{tipa} \usepackage[tipa]{ucs} ...
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How to bold (\textbf) an entire example in gb4e?

I am presenting linguistic examples using gb4e. For one example, I would like to make the entire example bold, either the source utterance or the entire thing (including gloss and free translation). ...
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ExPex: Continuing labels of subparts in multipart examples

I rely heavily on ExPex and have a problem in automatically labeling subparts of multipart examples: Consider the following construction: \pex<like> \a[label=0] I like X \xe Some folks might ...
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Making hhline work together with arydshln

I am trying to create Optimality Theory tableaux (a specific type of tables used in linguistics). These tableaux generally look like the following - the important thing is that both the first column ...
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qtree with fullstop

I want to draw a constituent tree for a sentence ending with a full stop, but this gives errors in qtree. This is the example without a full stop. Now I want to add a full stop to the end, which is ...
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In an avm, can the horizontal space between the brackets be set manually?

I've created a simple attribute-value matrix using a custom style file avm.sty which is explained here. However, it is so narrow that the right bracket overlaps with the text. ...
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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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gb4e leaves extra space before translation

gb4e leaves extra (unwanted) blank line space between gloss and translation. Same problem as here: Why is the gap between the translation and the last line of the gloss so wide in my interlinear ...
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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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What's the “standard” way to express a zero/null morpheme in an interlinear gloss in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I'm interested in what the "norm" is for the field. I tried both $\oslash$ and $\emptyset$, but neither looks normal... or maybe I'm over thinking this. Is there a standard in linguistics ...
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Unnumbered linguistic examples with glosses

I want to have an unnumbered and unindented linguistic example with glossing and free translation. In other words, I want what \exg. produces in linguex, but without the numbering and the indentation; ...
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gb4e breaks math subscripts in \caption

As @egreg notes in this answer to Can't compile XeLaTeX document with biblatex and gb4e together, the package gb4e makes _ and ^ active to be able to use subscripts and superscripts in ordinary ...
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Extra space between gloss and translations [duplicate]

In some examples in which I have an example (especially a multi-tier one) made in an example environment with gb4e, there's a huge gap between the the \glt line and the one directly above it. This ...
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pstricks and tikz packages conflicting with other packages?

Why is it that whenever I add \usepackage{pstricks} or \usepackage{tikz}, I always get the error below? Latex Error: /usr/local/texlive/2013/texmf-dist/tex/latex/xcolor/xcolor.sty:60 TeX ...
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Reset numbering in example using Covington package

I'm currently trying to reset the numbering of my examples in my appendix. I'm using the covington package, and my problem is that the examples of the appendix follow the numbering of the previous ...
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How to fix “no lowerable accent” error in XeLaTeX?

I'm writing a linguistic paper and have to use several IPA characters with certain accents (e.g. œ̞, ʉ̟). I thought I might use XeLaTeX. I have tried using the tipa-package, but I only get an error ...
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Upside-down syntax trees for linguistics with horizontal lines

I know that syntax analysis can be done in Latex using using TikZ, but the tree-structure that produces isn't really used in my country. Here, we mostly use straight lines instead of hierarchy trees. ...
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How to maintain numbering and labels inside of a tabular

I'm using gb4e in order to number examples in my paper. I want to be able to number a tabular as an example, and then have each line of the tabular be a, b, c, etc. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to automatically generate a list of linguistic examples with package linguex?

I am using the linguex package to present linguistic examples. However, I would like to make an appendix at the end which contains all the examples I've used and the page information. I am asking ...
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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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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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Active characters in linguistics

What are the pros and cons of using active characters instead of macros in text? Would it make sense to implement a “simplified markup” parser in Latex to make code more readable? Rationale ...
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How do I make trees with straight skeletons or spines?

I'm a new/beginner LaTeX user, and I would like to make syntactic trees with straight spines, somewhat like the ones here: http://tanvirdhaka.blogspot.com/2010/01/phrase-structure-grammar.html Or ...
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Smaller roofs for forest

I have the following tree. I want the roofs to be as wide as the text not wider. Is there a way to do this with forest? In particular it should be the width of the upper text. This is important in ...