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The LaTeX for Linguists Home Page
Welcome to the LaTeX for Linguists Home Page.
These pages provide information on how to use LaTeX for writing Linguistics
papers (articles, books, etc.). In particular, they provide instructions and
advice on creating the things Linguists standardly need, like trees, numbered
examples, and so on, as well as advice on some things that most people need
(like bibliographies), but with an eye to standard Linguistic practice.
Of course, you use them as you see fit, but our idea is that you can have your
browser pointing at these pages all the time you are writing; whenever you
need one of the LaTeX constructs described, you can just point, click, drag
and drop (etc.) one of the examples we give into your text and then change it
to suit. That's how we use it.
These pages are (supposed to be):
- useful: you don't have to remember how to do all these things, and you
don't have to try to remember where you put the documentation.
- opinionated (we give you our view on which packages are better than
others - this is not an objective view). However, we will gladly give space
to dissenting views: tell us.
These pages are:
- not an introduction to LaTeX (see other sites for this);
- not complete or finished - there are lots of gaps, the pages for some
of the topics are essentially empty; - we will add pages on further topics
as time and energy (our own and others) permits;
- not comprehensive - even when finished, there will probably be topics
that do not get covered (but see How you can contribute)
- not original (most of the packages we describe existed before these
pages were created)
- not closed or self-contained (see `How you can contribute', below).
You can contribute to these pages in several ways:
- By telling us about packages that should be mentioned;
- By telling us about mistakes in these pages;
- By creating your own pages (e.g. pages documenting your own packages)
along these lines and telling us about them so we can add pointers to them.
- By telling us about links to other pages.
- Opinions expressed here are those of the authors of the individual
pages, they don't necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else, or
- We have tried to make sure what is here is accurate, but we can not
accept any responsibility for any mistakes, omissions, or anything
- Almost everything you see on the pages is available free. However, this
does not mean you can do what you like with it. In particular, everything you
see here is copyright the relevant authors.
(A note for authors of packages described here: in many places the
documentation we provide is that of the original authors (i.e. you),
minimally altered. We do not think this infringes your copyright - but if
you disagree, contact us and we will take steps to rectify the situation).
LaTeX for Linguists,
January 25, 2010.