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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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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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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How to maintain numbering and labels inside of a tabular

I'm using gb4e in order to number examples in my paper. I want to be able to number a tabular as an example, and then have each line of the tabular be a, b, c, etc. \documentclass{article} ...
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How to automatically generate a list of linguistic examples with package linguex?

I am using the linguex package to present linguistic examples. However, I would like to make an appendix at the end which contains all the examples I've used and the page information. I am asking ...
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Lining up free translation in interlinear glossing with expex

I'm trying to line up the English translation using the expex package. Expex allows you to create a side panel of the free translation. What I would like is a way to define a fixed with to this side ...
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Active characters in linguistics

What are the pros and cons of using active characters instead of macros in text? Would it make sense to implement a “simplified markup” parser in Latex to make code more readable? Rationale ...
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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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reducing white space below tikz-qtree tree

I am including syntactic trees in my dissertation. Below each tree there is a tremendous amount of white space, which will cause the university's editorial office to scream and howl and moan, then ...
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LaTeX package to help diagram translation of one language to another

I am learning Turkish and wanted to work on translating some Turkish text to English with the help of TeX. I think it would be better suited for the job. Wondering if a package exists to help with ...
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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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Documentclass `book': How to prevent numbered examples to start over each chapter

So, I am writing my thesis (topic is to do with linguistics) and am using the documentclass book to do this. For my numbered examples I am using the `linguex' package. \documentclass[12pt, ...
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change gb4e enumeration in only one chapter

I am using gb4e for glossing examples in my thesis. I would like to set the example number back to zero for an appendix. I assume some variation of Alan Munn's solution at gb4e enumeration format ...
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Multiple diacritics on one character

As linguistics student, I have to put more than one thing on a character every now and then. For example, I need to type ā̆. I thought I could simply do that by typing \={\u{a}}, but then the macron ...
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Tabular derivations with bussproofs

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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Using htlatex with tikz-dependency

I am trying to generate an html file from a tex file using htlatex. The htlatex works well with simple tikz pictures, but it has problem with the pictures (trees) drawn with tikz-dependency package. ...
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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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Align glosses in more than one language with gb4e

I'm using the package gb4e to gloss my linguistic examples. It nicely aligns the words in the original language with its glosses. But this alignment does not extend beyond the first line of glosses. ...
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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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aboveglftskip in expex linguistic glosses

First of all I am not an expert in using LaTeX, I just started a few months back. I am using MiKTeX with the expex package for glossed linguistic examples. If we take a look at a glossed example, we ...
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gb4e example with two-paragraphed footnote throws error

gb4e is a useful package for writing linguistics papers, as it allows one to append judgments to examples, via the optional argument of \ex{}. As such, I would like to retain the use of this package, ...
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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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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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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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Adjusting the gb4e {exe} environment locally

In my thesis I make extensive use of the exe environment of the gb4epackage and I love it. However, three of my approximately 100 examples need to have an alternative layout. Instead of the usual ...
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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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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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Problem with XeLaTeX xdv2pdf mode and font compilation

I recently upgraded to TexLive2013 (Basic) and this broke the setup I use for letters of recommendation. I need to use a legacy university font which requires XeLaTeX in the mode xdv2pdf. MWE is below ...
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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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Create association lines with TikZ

I recently asked how to Create association lines between characters, and I was open to all kinds of suggestions. Unfortunately, I failed to understand most of the answers given. I should perhaps have ...
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Create association lines between characters

I intend to create "association lines" between characters, where the start of the line is one or more characters inside a word, and the end of the line is a single character. Something like this ...
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Cleveref range format for gb4e “(1a-c)"

I managed to get cross-referencing with cleveref to examples in the format "examples (1a-1c)" using \crefrangeformat{xnumi}{examples~(#3#1#4--#5#2#6)} but how can I get "examples (1a-c)"? I found ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...