The {linguistics} tag can be used for questions about packages designed primarily for linguists or about typesetting of linguistics-specific material.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
44 views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
86 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
52 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

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} ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
70 views

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. ...
4
votes
2answers
171 views

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, ...
4
votes
1answer
193 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
36 views

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 ...
8
votes
6answers
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
129 views

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; ...
2
votes
1answer
64 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
68 views

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$'$ ...
6
votes
1answer
149 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
55 views

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 ...
10
votes
1answer
333 views

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, ...
2
votes
0answers
151 views

Typesetting phonetic symbols: Unicode or tipa?

Background 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 ...
10
votes
6answers
493 views

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. ...
6
votes
3answers
547 views

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 ...
5
votes
5answers
198 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
65 views

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.) ...
2
votes
2answers
77 views

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, ...
4
votes
2answers
123 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
95 views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
105 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
63 views

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 ...
10
votes
3answers
293 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
673 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

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} ...
3
votes
1answer
92 views

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? ...
3
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
195 views

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 ...
9
votes
2answers
303 views
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Covington Examples Sub-list not lining up

I'm trying to use Covington to generate my examples for my thesis, but anywhere I have sub-examples, the (a) and (b) examples don't line up. Here is my code: (edited to show min working example, as ...
3
votes
1answer
41 views

Controling spacing between wrapped gloss lines in expex

I'm glossing long lines of text with the expex package. When the glwords wrap to a new line, there doesn't seem to be any space added. For a large block of text it helps to have a little space there. ...
1
vote
1answer
52 views

Automatically enclose \glt line from gb4e in \enquote{}

How can I automatically enclose the \glt (\trans) line in gb4e's interlinear glosses in context-aware quotation marks with \enquote{} from csquotes? \documentclass{article} ...
3
votes
1answer
41 views

Conflict between gb4e and standalone

Using an \exe environment in a document with the class ‘standalone’ is problematic for me. Here’s a MWE: \documentclass[12pt]{standalone} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} \begin{exe} \ex ...
3
votes
1answer
111 views

Example numbering changes between overlays

I am trying to include overlaid expex glossed examples in a beamer presentation. However when changing between overlays, the example numbering for the same examples also changes. The code below is a ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
301 views

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} ...
9
votes
1answer
916 views

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. ...
4
votes
2answers
343 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
236 views

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} ...
2
votes
1answer
29 views

gb4e center example text

I'm writing an article with several short example sentences. The document as a whole would look better if my example sentences were horizontally centered rather than left-aligned. Of course, I still ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

gb4e: A package specific \ref{}-definition

I use \usepackage{gb4e} to reference and to contiuously number my linguistic examples. It works like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} ...
6
votes
1answer
61 views

Eliminate distance from phantom node in forest

Ignasi's answer to Forest trees on the same line shows how to effectively draw two trees in the same forest environment using the phantom trick noted in the forest documentation. Doing this, however, ...
2
votes
1answer
247 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
69 views

Is it possible to put brackets round a Forest tree?

I want to create a tree using forest with large \llbracket and \rrbracket around it (semantic interpretation brackets). schemabox looks hopeful but doesn't seem to work. How do I do this? ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

Typesetting Japanese in LaTeX errors because of gb4e

I'm trying to include Japanese and English text in the bibliography of LaTeX document while also using the package gb4eand no matter what Japanese text I input it comes out in the pdf as ...
5
votes
2answers
530 views

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 ...