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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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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Nodes within leaf text in tikz-qtree?

I'm trying to draw a box around only part of the text in a tikz-qtree tree, but the closest I can do is this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} \begin{document} ...
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Expex glosses get broken when unicode-math is loaded in XeLaTeX and LuaLaTeX

I'm trying to typeset multiline numbered examples with John Frampton's expex package (version 4.1). Since I'm using XeLaTeX (TeXLive 2012), I've picked unicode-math to typeset maths. The ...
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Accessing IPA characters when using Charis SIL

When using Charis SIL, how do I access IPA characters? Are there handy macros, as with tipa.sty? If I have to set up my own encoding using unicode numbers, how is this best done? (Code from those ...
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Creating new characters from existing ones

In a nutshell. Is there a relatively easy way of building characters out of parts of existing ones? Rationale. (La)TeX linguists’ need for a wide palette of characters—for example, ⟨ɳ⟩ (U+0273), ⟨ɲ⟩ ...
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Splitting examples in gb4e

I would like to split examples in the \usepackage{gb4e} to get explanatory remarks as close to the explained item as possible. Usually, my typeset examples are looking like this: (1) blabla (2) a. ...
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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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Incompatibilty between siuintx and linguex?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{linguex} \usepackage{siunitx} \begin{document} Foo \end{document} This MWE produces a plethora of error messages, regardless of the order in which those two ...
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\verbatim environment compatible with lingmacros \enumsentence

Using the verbatim environment inside an \enumsentence fails. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lingmacros} \begin{document} \enumsentence{ \begin{verbatim} foo \end{verbatim} } ...
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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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Edged arrows with tikz-qtree

I've seen this nice little example tree drawn with LaTeX, afaik not tikz. Can I draw similar arrows with tikz-qtree by specifying start and end point only?
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How to format an arbitrary number of lines in interlinear text

I'm searching for packages for formatting interlinear text with an arbitrary number of lines. So far, it seems that the packages gb4e, covington, expex only format up to three aligned lines. ...
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How do you write aspirated consonants?

I am working on a linguistic topic and need to be able to describe phones with aspiration. As described in wikipedias article on Aspirated consonants there is a UTF8 character for the diacritic of ...
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lingmacros alignment causes compile failure

Without & for alignment, it works perfectly fine. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{lingmacros} \begin{document} \enumsentence{\shortex{3} {Taroo$_i$-ga Yo$_j$-o zibun$_{i/*j}$-no ...
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Numbered examples in linguistics that I can refer back to

I do linguistics and I'm looking for a way to enumerate language examples that lets me reference to them in the text. (1) This is an example. Sentence \ref{...} provides a good example of ...
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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 ...
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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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Dimension too large with tikz-qtree

I want to draw a tree with tikz-qtree, but it bails with Dimension too large. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{pdflscape} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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tikz-qtree: curved lines & multiple parent nodes

I am quite new to LaTeX, and I am stuck with a problem Google can't seem to help me with. Basically, I need some hand holding in doing something that is more complicated than my skills can handle at ...
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Can I remove the last leaf line in tikz-qtree?

I've got \Tree [.CP [.TP [.NP [.D the ] [.N woman ] [.CP [.TP [.NP [.N who ] ] [.VP [.V stole ] [.NP [.D my ] [.N necklace ] ] ] ] ] ] [.VP [.V entered ] ] ] ] which gives me a nice tree, but the ...
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style/class file for LACUS

Are there any linguists here who know of a style/class file for the LACUS conference? My tex-fu isn't quite good enough to make my own. The guidelines for it are here, but lacus.org doesn't seem to ...
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Using expex across pages

I am using the expex package to align two types of text, doing it as if it were a gloss, and it works fine. There is one problem, though: Many of the texts I'm working on are longer than a page, and ...
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Section based linguistic example numbering with brackets

I would like to have examples in my document look like this: Section 2 (2.1) This is an example. This is a reference to example (2.1). That is: the section number appears both next ...
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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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Labeling linguistic examples with language information

I'm writing a linguistics paper that uses a large amount of linguistic examples from a wide variety of languages, using the gb4e package. I want to be able to label each example with information about ...
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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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Type a interlinear text, bi or tri-lingual

I need to do an interlinear text. If I understood the problem correctly, I need a macro or format that will treat each word as a three-story fraction. Top store, a number reference, mid store one ...
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Tree in a graph's node

I am trying to figure out how I can draw a tree in a graph's node with tikz. Meaning, the node is not supposed to have a value or name but a tree inside of the circle around it. I tried the following ...
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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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How to balance binary branches and repair shorthand triangles in LFG style c-trees using tikz-qtree

I have modified the example from the tikz-qtree documentation to form this LFG style c-tree, but am having difficulty balancing the binary branches in general, and the IP branches and roof/triangle DP ...
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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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Combining lmodern and tipa

When I use tipa and lmodern in the same document, I always get a couple of font substitution warnings. The document looks fine, though. Is there any way around this? Minimal example: ...
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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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Arrows in tikz-qtree with symbols in node names

I have a syntax tree with angle brackets to represent movement: \begin{tikzpicture} \Tree [ .TP [ .T' \node{T+verb}; [ .vP \qroof{`ana}.DP [ .v' ...
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Using TeX for writing papers on linguistics

I wish to write a paper about linguistics, so I thought about trying LaTeX. Sadly I couldn't figure out how to write the unique characters I need for my work, for example epsilon with a little tilde ...
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Keep example number together with floating table

I am using the package linguex (for 'linguistic examples') to number the examples in my text, using its command \ex. I am creating a table that I am numbering with this command \ex.: \ex. ...
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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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lingtrees on Miktex [closed]

I'm using MikTex 2.9 on Windows 7. I also have python 2.7 installed and added to my path. I'm trying to install and use lingtrees to draw syntax trees. Unfortunately it doesn't have a MikTex ...
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Lining up leaf nodes in pstree

I am a TeX newbie, trying to make a syntax tree. What I'm going for is this: X / \ X \ / \ \ X \ \ / \ \ \ X \ \ \ / \ \ \ \ A B C D ...
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Uralic phonetic alphabet or UPA – unusual diacritics

I am writing a linguistics MA thesis in LaTeX, and I will possibly need to use the Uralic Phonetic Alphabet, for example in glossing environments. What would be the best way to do this? I've seen ...
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Any nice packages for word alignment?

I want to visualize word alignments between sentence pairs, where the positions of aligned words may differ between the sentences, and a word in one sentence may be aligned to more than one word in ...
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On syllabic trees

I have to typeset some syllabic trees. They look like this: I’m currently using the qtree package to typeset them, but I can’t figure out how to put all the last letters on the same level — like ...
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IPA characters in plain TeX

Is there a way to type IPA characters in TeX? There is the tipa package for LaTeX, but what about plain TeX? I don't have any experience with installing fonts in TeX and can't find any good resource ...
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Representing linguistic text annotations in LaTeX

I'm writing a document describing the semantics of opinion phrases in English, and in order to do so, I'm annotating particular spans of text as having particular semantic functions within the ...
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How to draw syntactical trees with parallel leafs for a natural language?

I need to draw syntactical trees for a natural language. The problem is that I need all the leafs to be parallel. How the other nodes are sorted in relation to the other at the same depth is not ...
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How to automatically separate words in inference from semantic package?

I'm trying to use inference from semantic package to describe static semantics of a language. I would like to separate nonterminals in inference rules with spaces without inserting them by hand. Is ...
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Covington Gloss in Parbox/Makebox/Minipage

I am using LyX and I'm trying to place a Convington Gloss (Covington usage) inside a \parbox, \makebox, or minipage but I get the error: http://pastie.org/1814468 Here is the file: ...
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Representing semantical relations with TikZ

What is the best way to draw those two semantical relations with TikZ? I’ve seen it in a paper describing relations within wordnets.
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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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How can I draw arrows between words in linguistic examples?

This is what I'm after: I'd like to have the sentence 'John loves his mother.' displayed with an arrow running from 'his' to 'John'. I looked at gb4e, but I found the documentation confusing and I ...