LaTeX is a powerful document preparation system that provides many advantages for people working in Linguistics: automatic numbering of examples, automatic glossing, automatic tree drawing, a full set of mathematical symbols, excellent bibliographic citation and reference formatting. And it’s all free and open-source.
Here you’ll find some packages that I’ve written, along with some other software. Except for the MSU Letterhead package, all my packages are available at CTAN (the Comprehensive TeX archive), and are also included in both the TeX Live and MikTeX distributions. If you are already using one of these distributions, and your TeX distribution is up to date, you should probably have the packages installed already. If they are not installed, you should use your distribution’s package manager to install them rather than downloading them directly from CTAN.
- My one-page, dictatorial guide to LaTeX packages
- A short introduction to using LaTeX on the Mac
- Using Overleaf and forest to draw trees
- Using RSyntaxTree or Syntax Tree Generator to draw trees
Classes and Packages
All of my LaTeX packages are distributed via CTAN and are part of both TeX Live and MikTeX.
- Thesis class for MSU dissertations and Masters theses
Current Version: 2.8 (December 13, 2017)
- MSU letterhead package (e-mail me for more information)
- Automatic gender neutral pronouns.
- Add arrows for diphthongs to vowel charts created by vowel.sty
- Package version of the screenplay document class.
Scripts (Mac OS)
- Script to convert spreadsheet cells into LaTeX source using the clipboard (Mac)
Already included as part of TeXShop, but may be used with any AppleScript-aware editor.
- Set up a local texmf folder with all the basic structure (Mac)