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 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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Making mixed trees with and without text-containing nodes

I’m using TikZ to draw linguistic syntax trees where some nodes have textual labels and some nodes don’t. I’d like the branch from a labelless node to continue at the same angle into the right hand ...
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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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Cross-referencing to the number of a customized environment with a counter

On the internet I found a possibility to create an example environment that is helpful for linguistic research papers, because it provides all examples with numbers: \newcounter{exa} ...
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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 do I make gb4e.sty's commands overlay aware for beamer?

I use the gb4e package to set numbered examples. I want to put these on slides made with beamer. According to the beamer userguide I can make any command overlay specification aware using this in my ...
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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 ...