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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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 ...
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Printing interlinear translation: how to mix automatically two paragraphs, printing lines alternately

I am writing a document on a foreigh language, say French, and want to put some paragraphs in French with their translation in English. But I would like to print one line in French, the corresponding ...