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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Typesetting phonetic symbols: Unicode or tipa?

On TeX.SX there are a lot of questions of the form "How do I typeset [some phonetic symbol]?" For example: Typesetting modifier letter U+02ED The near-close, near-front unrounded vowel symbol The ...
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TikZ/PGF linguistics vowel chart

I'm including a vowel chart in a linguistics document of mine, similar to this, and while I'm aware that there are a couple of packages (TIPA, pst-vowel) that can do the job, I'm interested in trying ...
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Autosegmental Representation in tikz-qtree

This is what I want to achieve and this: But all I've been able to make with tikz-qtree is the following: \documentclass[12pt,a4]{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Changing the size of empty nodes in forest

I want to set the following picture: The following forestcode almost does it: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{forest} \begin{document} \begin{forest} for tree={fit=band,parent ...
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Index that picks up on example numbers, not page numbers

I am producing some glossed linguistic texts in a Native American language. The sentences are labeled as, e.g., (2.3)—meaning “text 2, sentence 3”—and I’d like the index to pick up on these numbers, ...
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Font changing back for no apparent reason

Writing up a rough grammar in XeLaTeX and using fontspec to change the default font to Bitstream Charter instead of CM. Everything works fine for the first page or so of output, but on the second page ...
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Is there an easy way to indent all the linguistic examples with expex?

Like this one: I browse through the expex document but couldn't find these infos.
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Tabular derivations with bussproofs [duplicate]

I am trying to typeset derivations in the CCG grammar formalism. These are just derivations as in type theory, but with words as the initial premises. I've tried to typeset them using the bussproof ...
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Two lines in a single node in Forest

I have recently switched from the tikz_qtree package to forest. Now I'm trying to change my trees to fit the forest coding. However, I can't find the way to let a single node contain two lines. I do ...
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Drawing a frame or box around parts of a syntactic tree using tikz-qtree

I'm trying to make boxes around parts of my tree, but I find no command to do so. I have tried the qtree package, which has the !qframesubtree that can do the job, but only for complete subtrees. What ...
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Upside-down syntax trees for linguistics with horizontal lines

I know that syntax analysis can be done in Latex using using TikZ, but the tree-structure that produces isn't really used in my country. Here, we mostly use straight lines instead of hierarchy trees. ...
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How to use phonetic IPA characters in LaTeX

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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Horizontal brace above another brace + node in TikZ

In the following MWE, I've put a brace over the subordinate clause that he knows with a node Subordinate clause above the brace. Now I want to put a brace over the full sentence (the main clause) with ...
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Adding words centered above other words with TikZ

I'm writing a sentence, and I'd like to add labels to the elements of the sentence above those elements. In the example below, I'd like the label Verb to be centered above the verb constitutes and the ...
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Adding words centered above other words with TikZ v2 [closed]

EDIT: Please vote to close this question as "Unclear what you're asking". My problem and my understanding of it have developed in such a way that this question is now too messy. I have opened the new ...
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XeLaTeX - gb4e example numbering in footnotes - Interaction with polyglossia package?

I thought the gb4e package for linguistic example typesetting would provide automatic switching of the numbering scheme between main text examples and examples in footnotes. This is not the behavior I ...
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Brat for NLP in latex

I was wondering if there is any package for text annotation in Latex like Brat. This is the kind of result I would like to obtain in a figure: Is there a way to achieve that by using brat or some ...
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Fonts, italics and IPA 'a' characters [closed]

I am writing a document with XeLaTeX in which I use IPA characters in italicized text. After trying a few fonts with extensive IPA support like Gentium Plus, Brill or Charis SIL, I encounter the same ...
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Drawing a tikz tree above a tikz-dependency tree with same leaves

I would like to achieve the following goal: I have two different kind of trees that I would like to merge : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{color,graphicx} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Example numbers in right-to-left environment with ExPex

I was delighted to see that expex does interlinear text in right-to-left languages nearly perfectly. One issue, however, is that the example number is placed in the right margin instead of aligned to ...
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A set of glossed phrases do not align to a list (uses linguex package)

I've loaded a set of packages as shown below in the main.tex file \usepackage{linguex} \usepackage{tipa} \usepackage{pst-vowel} \usepackage{setspace} \usepackage[T1,T2A]{fontenc} ...
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Issues with leipzig and glossaries used together

I am preparing a document containing some interlinear glossing, the glossing conventions themselves appearing as a separate list. I use the leipzig package to typeset the glosses, the expex package to ...
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How to patch a command from leipzig.sty

As shown in Issues with leipzig and glossaries used together, there is a problem when using the package leipzig with the glossaries package since the leipzig package relies on deprecated commands from ...
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Margins and positioning with tikz-dependency

I am using gb4e and tikz-dependency simultaneously to demonstrate dependency examples with my glossed sentences. But if my example sentence is too long, it doesn't get split across lines and just goes ...
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Linguex and LFG f-structures (avms)

I am trying to put my LFG f-structures into numbered example environments. I had no problem when I was using Covington, but now that I have switched to linguex, my avms all fail to line up, and if I ...
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In an avm, can the horizontal space between the brackets be set manually?

I've created a simple attribute-value matrix using a custom style file avm.sty which is explained here. However, it is so narrow that the right bracket overlaps with the text. ...
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Problems Using AVM package for LFG structures

I am trying to draw LFG f-structure matrices using the avm package (https://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/external/clmt/latex4ling/avms/). For some reason my avm objects do not respect the \\ command, ...
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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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Square brackets and subscript in expex glossing

I'm new to Latex and trying to figure out how to do the following thing with expex: I would like to use square bracket as well as a subscripted word such as 'NP' in the transcription line, where ...
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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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Unnumbered linguistic examples with glosses

I want to have an unnumbered and unindented linguistic example with glossing and free translation. In other words, I want what \exg. produces in linguex, but without the numbering and the indentation; ...
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How to add a numbered label to syntax tree?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{forest} \begin{document} \begin{forest} baseline, for tree={parent anchor=south, child anchor=north, align=center, l sep+=0em, s sep+=4em} [T$'$ ...
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Good way to draw two perpendicular lines at midpoint of a TikZ path

What would be a good way to draw two perpendicular lines at the midpoint of a TikZ path, like in the following picture? Specifically, what would be a good way to draw such perpendicular lines at ...
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Linguistics: what are the best packages to use create bracketed structures with movement lines?

I've been working with gb4e to manage numbered examples for a long time, but I was wondering it was possible to incorporate movement lines, or if I should use some other package. More concretely, I ...
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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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How to do centered interlinear text in LaTeX

How to do interlinear text like below? Especially, number over the word is centered in relation to this word. I tried with hbox and centering command but not works. ...
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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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How do I make trees with straight skeletons or spines?

I'm a new/beginner LaTeX user, and I would like to make syntactic trees with straight spines, somewhat like the ones here: http://tanvirdhaka.blogspot.com/2010/01/phrase-structure-grammar.html Or ...
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Linguex and Tipa

The numbering of the sentences shows as underlined dots when using \ag. \a. \b. of linguex and tipa . \bg. works fine but starts numbering from (a.) ...
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Tikzmark between syntactic tree and matrix?

I am trying to draw a line between the S node and the matrix, but have not been able to get it to work. What am I doing wrong? MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec,tikz, ...
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How to use \underline and \emph over several words with gb4e?

How can I underline several words in a gloss without messing up the alignment? Here is an MWE. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} \begin{exe} \ex[*]{\gll Me ...
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Aligning several forest trees in centered way

I want to align three trees in the way shown in the following figure: What I have now is the following code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{forest} \forestset{ tag/.style={for ...
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sn edges and nice empty nodes styles in forest lead to dividing by zero; what's going on?

The forest manual defines two styles: sn edges and nice empty nodes. They are defined as: sn edges/.style={for tree={parent anchor=south, child anchor=north}} and nice empty nodes/.style={for ...
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A long list of glossary-items in two columns

I have tried hard to look for a solution to my problems, but I can't manage to find it on this site or with Google. I have tried: minipage, multicol, longtable, tabu. I've read the documentation on ...
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Smaller roofs for forest

I have the following tree. I want the roofs to be as wide as the text not wider. Is there a way to do this with forest? In particular it should be the width of the upper text. This is important in ...
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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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Draw curved arrows between nodes in tikz-qtree

Is there a "clever" way to draw curved lines between nodes without them to go all through the picture? Here is my MWE : \documentclass[11pt]{beamer} \usepackage{ulem} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} ...
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Having nodes at the baseline and in mid-air with tikz-qtree

I want to draw the following tree: What I have so far is the following, but this code puts all nodes onto the baseline. I would like to keep T° and Foc° up. Is there a way to achieve this? ...
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qtree with fullstop

I want to draw a constituent tree for a sentence ending with a full stop, but this gives errors in qtree. This is the example without a full stop. Now I want to add a full stop to the end, which is ...
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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 ...