[texhax] making brackets (linguistics)

Uwe Lück uwe.lueck at web.de
Fri Apr 9 10:12:09 CEST 2010

By accident, I have found


(via tug.org/interest.html) -- tutorials for LaTeX for linguists.


especially addresses attribute-value matrices.

HTH -- Uwe.

>Date: Thu, 08 Apr 2010 16:02:19 +0200
>To: Marcia Beach <m.beach at utoronto.ca>, Susan Dittmar <Susan.Dittmar at gmx.de>
>From: Uwe Lück <uwe.lueck at web.de>
>Subject: Re: [texhax] making brackets (linguistics)
>Cc: texhax at tug.org, Paul Isambert <zappathustra at free.fr>
>[strange, failed to send it to texhax yesterday. actually, Paul Isambert 
>is a linguist reading this list. "making brackets" even seems not to 
>express connection with linguistics! -- Uwe.]
>At 13:46 07.04.10, Marcia Beach wrote:
>>Susan and Uwe:  I am referring to the large brackets that embrace lines 
>>of text in HPSG.     Also I need the "greater than" and "lesser-than" 
>>angled brackets that also embrace lines of text.  Am trying to see if it 
>>can be done in Word 2007, since those are just about all the symbols I 
>>need.  Perhaps I won't have to download the whole LaTex program if I can 
>>figure out a way to do it in Word.  Am generally quite non-techy when it 
>>comes to these things.  Thank you both for your suggestions.   Marcia
>So we see what you need on
>     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-driven_phrase_structure_grammar
>(in my view) different kinds of diagrams are in the German version
>     http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Head-driven_Phrase_Structure_Grammar
>(You must not assume that linguists read this mailing list.)
>I don't know if this can be achieved with Word. Even with TeX it is not 
>very easy for me right now. There may be special packages for this at
>     http://mirror.ctan.org/help/Catalogue/bytopic.html#misctables
>especially bigdelim or delarray. A special HPSG package may be valuable, 
>but I can't find any and ... LingTrees seems to have some HPSG 
>functionality (p. 14):
>     http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/LingTrees/lingtrees.doc.pdf
>as well as xyling (p. 19):
>That special "bracket" notation seems to be implemented by avm.sty 
>(attribute-value matrices) seemingly belonging to the LingTrees bundle. I 
>can't find its original documentation avm-doc, but in searching I found 
>this overview by Christina Thiele in a TUGboat from 1995
>     http://www.tug.org/TUGboat/Articles/tb16-1/tb46ling.pdf
>maybe someone else finds something more recent like this.
>HTH -- Uwe.

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