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bio website drangle.com/~james
location Vancouver, Canada
age 35
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I’m a PhD student in linguistics at the University of British Columbia. I work on Tlingit, a critically endangered language of northern British Columbia, the Yukon, and southeast Alaska. I also have extensive interests in the related Athabaskan languages, language documentation theory and practice, orthography design, morphological theory, phonological theory, and the syntax of noun phrases and relativization.

I’ve been using TeX and friends for more than a decade. I use Xe(La)TeX, fontspec, memoir, and BibLaTeX extensively, and I am working on a BibLaTeX style for linguistics publications. Other packages I use frequently include pst-jtree, expex, and booktabs. I’m learning PGF/TikZ and considering developing a library to produce autosegmental representation diagrams. I do my writing in TeXShop, and my TeX programming in MacVim, having abandoned FSF Emacs and XEmacs due to their perpetually disappointing Unicode rendering.


Nov
15
comment TikZ: How to draw an arrow in the middle of the line?
The original asked for a TikZ solution, not a pstricks one.
Nov
15
awarded  Critic
Nov
19
accepted Making mixed trees with and without text-containing nodes
Nov
19
awarded  Scholar
Nov
18
comment Making mixed trees with and without text-containing nodes
How will I reference the branching points (say for pointing an arrow at them) without having a node there? Is there a way to place a node with no height and no width?
Nov
18
comment Making mixed trees with and without text-containing nodes
tikz-qtree, as your example shows, adds a unary branch between the leaf nodes and the elements beneath them. I don’t like that style for various reasons, so I’ve been rolling my own trees instead.
Nov
17
awarded  Student
Nov
17
comment Making mixed trees with and without text-containing nodes
The branch above the bottommost, joining “Φ” and “NP”, is the problem in the screenshot above. The parent branch should end at the same y-value as the one that ends at the “Nml” node, but instead it ends up a bit lower and hence the angle is not the same as the others.
Nov
17
asked Making mixed trees with and without text-containing nodes
Dec
28
awarded  Supporter
Dec
13
awarded  Teacher
Dec
13
awarded  Autobiographer
Dec
13
answered Biblatex: Changing the font of citation-marks and the references?