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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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 ...
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LaTeX package to help diagram translation of one language to another

I am learning Turkish and wanted to work on translating some Turkish text to English with the help of TeX. I think it would be better suited for the job. Wondering if a package exists to help with ...
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Put a {forest} tree inside a {philex} enviromnent

I use the forestpackage to draw linguistic trees, and the linguexpackage to create numeric examples. But there seems to be a problem when I combine the two. The tree is not aligned with the number of ...
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reducing white space below tikz-qtree tree

I am including syntactic trees in my dissertation. Below each tree there is a tremendous amount of white space, which will cause the university's editorial office to scream and howl and moan, then ...
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Beamer, philex and \hfill

I'm using the package philex for linguistic examples, and I try to put a textual element at the end of the line (right centered). I tried to use the \hfillcommand, but as the MWE will show you, it ...
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Index that picks up on example numbers, not page numbers

I am producing some glossed linguistic texts in a Native American language. The sentences are labeled as, e.g., (2.3)—meaning “text 2, sentence 3”—and I’d like the index to pick up on these numbers, ...
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Prevent page break after first line of example

I would like to find a way to prevent a page break between the first line of the example in following code. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} ...
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Documentclass `book': How to prevent numbered examples to start over each chapter

So, I am writing my thesis (topic is to do with linguistics) and am using the documentclass book to do this. For my numbered examples I am using the `linguex' package. \documentclass[12pt, ...
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change gb4e enumeration in only one chapter

I am using gb4e for glossing examples in my thesis. I would like to set the example number back to zero for an appendix. I assume some variation of Alan Munn's solution at gb4e enumeration format ...
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Having nodes at the baseline and in mid-air with tikz-qtree

I want to draw the following tree: What I have so far is the following, but this code puts all nodes onto the baseline. I would like to keep T° and Foc° up. Is there a way to achieve this? ...
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Example numbering changes between overlays

I am trying to include overlaid expex glossed examples in a beamer presentation. However when changing between overlays, the example numbering for the same examples also changes. The code below is a ...
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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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Tabular derivations with bussproofs

I am trying to typeset derivations in the CCG grammar formalism. These are just derivations as in type theory, but with words as the initial premises. I've tried to typeset them using the bussproof ...
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Draw curved arrows between nodes in tikz-qtree

Is there a "clever" way to draw curved lines between nodes without them to go all through the picture? Here is my MWE : \documentclass[11pt]{beamer} \usepackage{ulem} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} ...
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Using htlatex with tikz-dependency

I am trying to generate an html file from a tex file using htlatex. The htlatex works well with simple tikz pictures, but it has problem with the pictures (trees) drawn with tikz-dependency package. ...
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Problems Using AVM package for LFG structures

I am trying to draw LFG f-structure matrices using the avm package (https://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/external/clmt/latex4ling/avms/). For some reason my avm objects do not respect the \\ command, ...
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TikZ/PGF linguistics vowel chart

I'm including a vowel chart in a linguistics document of mine, similar to this, and while I'm aware that there are a couple of packages (TIPA, pst-vowel) that can do the job, I'm interested in trying ...
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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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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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gb4e example with two-paragraphed footnote throws error

gb4e is a useful package for writing linguistics papers, as it allows one to append judgments to examples, via the optional argument of \ex{}. As such, I would like to retain the use of this package, ...
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Push table in a gb4e exe environment (almost?) to the margin

I use the package gb4e to number my (linguistic) examples in tabular format. In some of these tables, I add an extra letter counter to (some of) the rows. When there is a letter counter in the first ...
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More efficient way to draw movement arrow to roof in tikz-qtree

When drawing syntactic representations in linguistics, one often uses a triangle to represent a unit whose internal structure is irrelevant. This can be accomplished with the tikz-qtree command ...
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Adjusting the gb4e {exe} environment locally

In my thesis I make extensive use of the exe environment of the gb4epackage and I love it. However, three of my approximately 100 examples need to have an alternative layout. Instead of the usual ...
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Problem with XeLaTeX xdv2pdf mode and font compilation

I recently upgraded to TexLive2013 (Basic) and this broke the setup I use for letters of recommendation. I need to use a legacy university font which requires XeLaTeX in the mode xdv2pdf. MWE is below ...
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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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Create association lines with TikZ

I recently asked how to Create association lines between characters, and I was open to all kinds of suggestions. Unfortunately, I failed to understand most of the answers given. I should perhaps have ...
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Create association lines between characters

I intend to create "association lines" between characters, where the start of the line is one or more characters inside a word, and the end of the line is a single character. Something like this ...
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Cleveref range format for gb4e “(1a-c)"

I managed to get cross-referencing with cleveref to examples in the format "examples (1a-1c)" using \crefrangeformat{xnumi}{examples~(#3#1#4--#5#2#6)} but how can I get "examples (1a-c)"? I found ...
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Increase distance after examples created with gb4e

The package gb4e is used to create linguistic examples. I have noted, however, that the vertical space set before an exe environment in gb4e is larger than the space set after it. I don't really see ...
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Tikz-Qtree asymmetric and ref to label turning up at the bottom of the tree instead of the top

I recently switched to tikz-qtree from qtree, but I run into two problems: The tree is asymmetrical. The reference (1) turns up at the bottom of the tree instead of the top I am thankful for any ...
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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 ...