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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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 ...
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LyX linguistics module - table within example

Using LyX with the linguistics module. I want to have a table as a Numbered Example. When I insert a table float after the example, the number appears after the table on the PDF, rather than before ...
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Relational Grammar arcs

I'm quite used to draw syntactic trees and even AVMs for different linguistic theories, but I've stumbled upon the need to draw Relational Grammar / Arc-paired grammar arcs for a paper I'm writing ...
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Spacing and the use of \twoacc

When I use the \twoacc command it sometimes puts unwanted space before and after a phonetic symbol. This happens with, for example, with [p\twoacc[\r|\tr{\textturnr}]p]. The correct spacing occurs ...
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Mis-aligned free translations in gb4e

When there is an example with a number more than three digits, the free translation line is too far to the left in gb4e examples. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{gb4e,cgloss4e} \begin{document} ...
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Changing font size in an example environment

I'm new at LaTeX and I've been reading many questions-answers, but I still can't find something that works for what I need. I'm using the covington package because I'm working with gloss. So, this is ...
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Words not vertically aligned in gb4e glosses when underlined

I'm glossing my linguistic examples with gb4e and am having some problems with alignment. The language I am working with uses underlines in its orthography, and the morpheme that my paper focuses on ...
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How can I solve this quotation problem with interlinear glosses in gb4e?

Observe how after the interlinear gloss I have to insert [''] -- otherwise, the quote continues (and in textmate4 the rest of the text is colored accordingly). Is there some way to resolve this ...
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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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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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ExPex no longer available

I have noticed that the excellent linguistic package ExPex is no longer available on the website of the maintainer. (This package is not in CTAN and was only maintained there.) Does anyone know why? ...
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Example using gb4e without gloss line

Using gb4e I can leave off the free translation line of a three-line format, but is there a way to leave off the gloss line? I am using examples from linguists who gave only the source language and ...
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How can I force a TikZ background pattern to be underneath nodes? (using layers)

I am drawing Simon Dik's Functional Grammar Model Overview using TikZ, but I have run into a stumbling block. It is a design flaw on my part, and I would rather not redesign everything. The box called ...
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gb4e enumeration format

I am using gb4e for glossing examples in my thesis. I want to have the enumeration in such a format that the chapter number precedes the enumeration of samples, such as Example (1.2) which refers to ...
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Why is the gap between the translation and the last line of the gloss so wide in my interlinear gloss?

I notice if I take away some letters, the translation line goes to where it should be, but this big block of white space is pretty untenable. Ideas? \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{book} ...
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How can I label a numbered interlinear gloss in gb4e? [duplicate]

I'd like to refer to interlinear glosses within a text. I tried putting a label beneath the \begin{exe} line (as below) to but it didn't work. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here. Thanks! In ...
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How can I label an interlinear gloss in gb4e? [closed]

I'd like to refer to interlinear glosses within a text. I tried putting a label beneath the \begin{exe} line (as below) to but it didn't work. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong here. In \ref{1e1} we ...
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Preparing a text for conversion to LaTeX: How to convert “ejective stops” in TIPA?

So I'm going to convert a lengthy document from Word to LaTeX. The document is full of glottal stops like p' t' k' (in Word format) When I passed them into a LaTeX format, the ['] symbol is ...
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How can I indent the second line of a linguistic gloss with gb4e.sty?

In accordance with the documentation, I've been happily plodding along making interlinear glosses. So far so good! But things get ugly when I make a longer gloss. Looking at example (5) on page (6) ...
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Conflict between babel and university style sheet

I am a Linguistics PhD student at U.Florida, writing my dissertation. The LaTeX class from our editorial office conflicts with babel (among other packages). Is there a way to override the style sheet ...
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How to create syntactic trees and align them in LaTeX?

I want to create syntactic trees and align them in LaTeX as in the picture below. Can you help me?
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How can I use the same parameter for \Tree and \exi

The qtree package permits drawing syntactic trees with a syntax like this: \ex. \Tree [.S [.NP This ] [.VP [.V is ] [.NP an example ]]] The linguex package typesets bracketed expressions with a ...
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How do I create a visually pleasing tree hierarchy from a difficult to read CSV File (MySQL Export)?

Ok here is the deal: I am working on an endangered language project. The data is contained in a MySQL database. I can run a query to produce a hierarchy, but the hierarchy is difficult for humans to ...
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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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Using TikZ to depict intonation

I am looking into using TikZ to represent pitch patterns over a phrase or sentence (intonation). I've got it to produce some useful results, already, as in the attached MWE (although in 1.1 the ...
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Why does \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc} take over?

I want to produce a document with non-serif type. I also want to include Cyrillic characters. These two aims seem to be mutually exclusive. When I comment out \usepackage[T2A]{fontenc}, the document ...
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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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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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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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Align the top of two tables horizontally (side-by-side with minipage)

I'm using \minipage to put two tables side by side. But when the two tables are not of equal length, the shorter of the two is vertically centered with respect to the other. I would like both tables ...
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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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Restate linguistic example

I have made a numbered example with the package GB4E. I want to restate this example with the same number. I.e. istead of just refering to the example with \ref, i want the whole thing to show up ...
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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 ...