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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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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Conceptual Semantics diagrams

for a university assignment I have to typeset this kind of diagrams (from Jackendoff's Conceptual Semantics framework). I'm not that familiar with LaTeX's handling of matrixes, tikz and so on, so I ...
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How to make a capital V with a brevis or macron over it?

I'm doing linguistics, and I need to show short and long vowels. The tipa package handles vowels with the brevis or macron sign over them, but if I use a capital V \={V} or \u{V} I don't get a ...
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IPA characters not showing up in XeLaTeX

I'm new to XeLaTeX and trying to figure out how to use IPA characters. Everything I've read says that I just need to use the fontspec package and the characters will show up as intended. ...
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Function of interpretation by assignment g

How can I make this function in LaTeX: I tried with \Vmatrix as: $\begin{Vmatrix} \bullet \end{Vmatrix}^{\mathscr{M}_i,g}$ but its not the same. If you can help me, I'd appreciate it.
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gb4e: overwrite italics in first line

Dear Stackexchange community, For my dissertation I use gb4e for my examples. To get the first line in italics, I use the following code: \let\eachwordone=\itshape In some examples, however, I ...
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left-edge vertical alignment in gb4e

I use gb4e for formatting linguistic examples. I came to an example in which I want to show that one translation is correct and another reading is not allowed. I'd like to indicate that the second ...
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gb4e: phantom, spacing

In order to provide my interlinear examples with a preamble line providing context, I use \pream and \pglt from gb4e: remove extra space below preamble/header lines. This works perfectly fine, unless ...
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breaking line in gb4e [duplicate]

I use gb4e for my linguistic examples. When the example is long, gb4e breaks it into two lines (of the first and second, glossing, lines). However, I sometimes want to break it at a certain point. How ...
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Adding complex phonetic symbols to LaTeX

I am trying to add symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet to my thesis. For some of the characters, I have no idea how to add them to TeX. The retroflex is giving me troubles. ...
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Using color in expex gives “Missing \cr” error

Update: The expex developer, John Frampton, has added color functionality to a pre-release version. Those interested in beta-testing should email him for the code. Original Question: Trying to print ...
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Linguex in sciposter

I am trying to create a linguistic poster with sciposter but the glossed examples appear in wrong fontsize. Here is a MWE: \documentclass[a0,28pt]{sciposter} \usepackage{linguex} \begin{document} ...
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Hanging indent in expex preamble

expex has a great way of displaying long glossed lines with a hanging indent by defining \glhangindent globall via lingset. I would like to achieve this also for preamble (\glpreamble) and free ...
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Writing English phonetic symbols when using a different language package

I'm writing a document in Spanish language, and I'd like to introduce English phonetics for some words. Is it possible to do so? I've tried this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[T1]{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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Interlinear glosses with overlaps, line numbers, and speaker labels

I am trying to come up with a way to represent linguistic examples of naturally occurring dialog. I have not used LaTeX for linguistic glossing yet so I could need some help what package(s) would be ...
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Define small caps globally in expex

A hopefully easy question for expex. Is there a way to globally define a particular line to always print in small caps, similar to how everyglb=\bf prints everything on \glb as bold face? I couldn't ...
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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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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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Help with Interlinear RTL Text (Persian/Farsi and English)

I'm trying to create an interlinear text that interleaves Farsi (Persian) and English but am having a couple of problems: 1) The interlinear portion of it seems to work but the actual Persian text ...
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Aligning AVMs in forest trees

I use forest to typeset trees. This works really great, but somehow AVMs are treated differently from normal text. I guess it has to do with the baseline of a tabular environment in the AVM. I tried ...
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Aligning math brackets in AVMs

I want to typeset AVMs. A colleague wrote the following code and it works quite well. However there is a little problem with the brackets. Some of them are not aligned properly. For example the second ...
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Using linguex, how can I change the spacing between subexamples?

Consider the following example: \documentclass[a4paper, 11pt]{article} \usepackage{linguex} \begin{document} \ex. \ag. Dette er ein test paa nynorsk.\\ This is a test in Nynorsk\\ ...
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nice empty nodes broken by forest 2.0?

I've been using the "nice empty nodes" style from the forest manual for trees for quite a while now. Today I updated the package, and now it throws an error (though the output still seems to work). ...
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Right-to-left interlinear translation, multiple words for one translation

I'm using ExPex for an interlinear translation in Hebrew. I'm having issues when translating one Hebrew word with multiple English words: the English words are right-to-left, while they should be ...
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How to change the label and deitalicize expex example?

I have the following code: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{CJKutf8} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \newenvironment{korean}{% \CJKfamily{mj}}{} \usepackage{expex} \begin{document} ...
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IPA characters in plain TeX

Is there a way to type IPA characters in TeX? There is the tipa package for LaTeX, but what about plain TeX? I don't have any experience with installing fonts in TeX and can't find any good resource ...
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How can I draw arrows between words in linguistic examples?

This is what I'm after: I'd like to have the sentence 'John loves his mother.' displayed with an arrow running from 'his' to 'John'. I looked at gb4e, but I found the documentation confusing and I ...
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Modify labels in linguex

I'm using the linguex package for writing examples. Now, I'd like to modify the labels in some cases to yield a', a'' for example. So, a MWE would be: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{linguex} ...
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Is it possible to insert a non-aligned line in gb4e?

I'm using gb4e for my linguistics examples. Is there any way to have one line that is not vertically aligned before the \gll or \glll line? I'd like to write a line of phonetic transcription (i.e. ...
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How to restart ExPex numbering from a specific point in the document?

I'm currently working on my linguistics thesis, and I would like to add several example texts into the appendix. So I would like the ExPex numbering to restart from the beginning of every different ...
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How to use the real letters in a pdf?

Firstly, I write a grammar about a language. Secondly, I use \usepackage{tipa} to represent letters LaTeX (TeXmaker) can't represent by itself. If for example I want a ɢ or χ, I use \;G and X ...
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How can I use resizebox within a custom environment (or is there a better way to scale an environment's contents)?

I'd like to create a custom environment that automatically expands my syntactic trees to a specific width. I am using the xparse LaTeX3 syntax for my environments. Relevant Snippet: I would like to ...
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'Missing }' with phonrule package

My first time messing around with the phonrule package, but I kept getting the same error in my larger, more complicated document to I recreated the diagram in this super-simple document - compiled ...
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Multiline/language linguistic glosses

I'm trying to typeset a linguistic gloss with at least two languages in it, although I'd like to add more. Unfortunately, it seems that the gb4e package doesn't support more gloss lines. I've ...
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widen space between words in gb4e

I use the gb4e package for writing linguistics examples. A MWE is something like the following: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{gb4e} \begin{document} \begin{exe} \ex \gll aaaaa bbbbbb cccc\\ ...
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How can I use Bengali script in an English document?

I am a Linguist and I need to use Bengali script inside an English article which is predominantly English. I have found many answers but they only seem to be useful when the whole document is in ...
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Formatting footnotes as a table (not footnotes for tables!)

Is there some way a person could format footnotes as a table? What I'm trying to do is put translations and transliterations from English to Japanese in footnotes on my pages in the form WORD ...
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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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How to use IPA symbols in pst-asr package?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks,pst-xkey,pst-asr,graphicx}\psset{everyasr=\tiershortcuts} \begin{document} \asr pem \endasr \end{document} Hi, there How can I use IPA symbols ...
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gb4e roman enumeration format

I'm using gb4e package to enumerate examples in a paper, but in the footnotes I need no enumerate with roman numbers in small letters (i.a), (ii.b), etc. not in small capitals (I.a), (II.a), etc. I ...
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gb4e tabbing problem

I am using gb4e to align examples. But when elements within [] are complex, sentences cannot be aligned. For example, in the picture attached, two 'which' are not aligned. How can I align sentences ...
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Documentclass `book': How to prevent numbered examples to start over each chapter

So, I am writing my thesis (in linguistics) using the book documentclass to do this. For my numbered examples I am using the linguex package. \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, oneside]{book} ...
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Making the output in forest a bracketed labels instead of tree

I have made a simple tree in the forest package, using the string of code below. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{gb4e} \noautomath \usepackage{forest} \begin{exe} \ex \begin{forest} [DP [D' ...
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How to get single line spacing in ALL examples (anything within \ex. or \exg.) in a document using Linguex (to the exclusion of the main text)?

Is there a way of defining single spacing for the examples written using Linguex (I do not use other packages for examples) throughout the whole document, without having to use \singlespace over 100 ...
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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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Create dependency graphs between characters

I was asked in thread 139691 to open a new question - so here we go: I need to create dependency graphs between characters in LaTex. As the output shall be processed via "pdflatex" later on, I opted ...
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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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Changing the number of a sentence in a linguistics example

I'm using the gb4e package for examples in syntax. As an example: \begin{exe} \ex It is scary PRO to be near dogs. \end{exe} It shows up as sentence 1 in the PDF automatically. How do I make it, ...
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Using pst-asr with linguex

I'm figuring out how to do metrical phonology using the pst-asr package, and using this code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmainfont{Charis SIL} ...