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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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gb4e + biblatex error “patching footnotes failed”

I'm having a problem while using gb4e and biblatex in the same file. It does compile, but I get an "patching footnotes failed" warning. Minimal example: \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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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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How to typeset superscript IPA characters

I'm using TIPA and I'm trying to do something like this: \textipa{/bI"wIl.d@r.IN/} Which works, but I want the @ character to be an upper index. How do I do this? I've tried this ...
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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 ...