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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 ...
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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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Oversized parentheses around tabular

I'm having the following problem. I'm using a tabular environment to create a phrase structure rule (linguistics stuff, don't care about it) and I need parentheses for those parts in the rule which ...
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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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How can I cross-reference cross-references with primes?

When I try to cross-reference with \ref to gb4e's cross-references with primes (\exp) I fail. Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} ...
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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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Angle brackets in non-math-mode text

Is there a way to directly input angle brackets into text without resorting to math-mode symbols? I'd like to correctly indicate orthography in a linguistics paper, and have been resorting to single ...
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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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Doing an interlinear text

I want to produce a three-line interlinear text with numbers and asterisks in the top line, Greek in the middle, and the vernacular (Portugese) in the bottom. An example is below: The challenge, as ...
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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 ...