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 can I tweak linguex so that the first line of a glossed example is in italics?

I have used the linguex package for an article; now it turns out that in the glossed examples the original text (the first line) should be in italics. Can someone tell me how/where I can tweak the ...
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Vertical top align gloss with \gll from gb4e in tabular

I looked through the questions but couldn't find someone with the same problem. \documentclass[12pt,a5paper]{book} \usepackage{gb4e} \usepackage{tabularx} \begin{document} ...
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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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Centering trees

How can I centre a tree, moving it to the middle of the page, whilst keeping \ex. in its normal position? \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} ...
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Linguex bad spacing between number and examples with certain values above 99 when using old style numbers

When using linguex example numbering packing, if I use \defaultfontfeatures{Numbers=OldStyle} with xetex or luatex, then with certain example numbers exceeding 99, there is no spacing between the ...
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“Pixelated” charts when using the vowel package

I'm using the vowel package and the charts look "pixelated", like this: The charts here look perfectly fine to me, but when I generate the manual by copying the source code from here, I get the same ...
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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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Extending a tree

I am trying to extend the following tree, so that it is as in the picture: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{tikz-qtree} \usepackage{tikz-qtree-compat} ...
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gb4e: remove extra space below preamble/header lines

I'm writing my PhD thesis on linguistics using gb4e. In a number of cases I want to add a preamble line to an interlinear example and in some other cases I need a tabbing environment embedded within ...
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What is the default anchoring style in Forest?

Drawing linguistic phrase structure trees most of the time, I use the sn edges from the forest manual as a global default, with parent anchor=south, child anchor=north. This outputs the following sort ...
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Problem with gb4e and macro for tabular with curly brackets

When using the macro \CurlyBrackets at the beginning of a gb4e example, the example is not typeset as expected. Is there a better way to do this to get the desired output? MWE ...
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Targeting proper parts of nodes in `forest`

I am using forest to construct trees. I have one (minor but persistent) issue: sometimes I would like to place a node at a point that is a proper part of (e.g.) a leaf, in particular so that I can ...
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! Paragraph ended before \@optionaltemp was complete

I'm desperate, can't figure out what's going on... So here's my code for a gloosed example: \a \begingl \gla nie ale jeśli ją \underline{pan} \underline{zobaczy} \underline{będzie} \underline{pan} ...
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How to make a nasalized schwa [ə͂] in textipa?

I could not find anything online. I tried \~\textipa{@} but that produced only a tilde before a schwa. Any help on resolving this probably simple issue would be appreciated!
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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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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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Trees and fitting trees underneath them

Questions How can I fit a tree in the blank space under where I have marked Tree 2 in the photo (directly underneath Tree 1, but to the right of \Rightarrow)? How can I caption Tree 1 and Tree 2 ...
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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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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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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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Cross-referencing custom labeled examples

I'm having trouble with linguex cross-referencing examples with an optional argument as in: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{linguex} \title{Title} \begin{document} \maketitle ...
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Aligning ExPex interlinear glosses in multicol environment

Consider this MWE: \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{xunicode} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{expex} \begin{document} ...
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Extra spacing before and after gb4e examples

I am using the gb4e package. When I have a list of examples, there is a large skip after the prose and before the first enumerated item. I do not want that skip there; instead, I want there to be ...
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How to typeset linguistic AVS

How can I typeset attribute value structures (AVS) and rules like the ones seen here?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...