Tuesday, 3.3., 9:30-17:00 Uhr

Hörsaal 19, Hörsaalgebäude, 2. OG, Campus Augustusplatz

The "Doktorandenforum" is organised by the PhD students of the Research Training Group Interaction of grammatical building blocks (IGRA).

"Latex for linguists"

Every PhD student is faced with the same problem in the course of their academic pursuits: How do I present my work in a professional way? How can I handle large (and ever growing) documents that include many different types of objects efficiently? LaTeX is a powerful typesetting system that allows you to create professionally typeset and well-structured documents with minimal effort. Additional packages enable you to create high-quality presentations and posters, type linguistics symbols, draw trees, and create perfectly aligned glosses for examples as well as facilitating automatic numbering of examples and cross-referencing. It also provides an interface to bibliography management via BibTeX, a tool which stores all your references and will cite them coherently and conforming to various journal guidelines.

Although some aspects of coding in LaTeX are somewhat unintuitive and difficult to learn without assistance, the benefits of learning LaTeX far outweigh the initial difficulties one may encounter. In this one-day workshop, the faculty and doctoral students of the University of Leipzig IGRA Programme will provide an introduction to the basics of LaTeX as well as share tips and tricks on LaTeX for the working linguist.


The language of the workshop will be English. Bringing your own laptop is not required but participants are welcome to do so. We will send instructions on how to install LaTeX before the workshop. Participation is free for all interested but places are limited so participants are asked to register in advance by sending us an email. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail us at the above address!

Preliminary programme (please note that the schedule is subject to change)

9:30-10:45 Setting up a basic document/Basic commands
10:45-11:15 Coffee break
11:15-12:30 Presenting data
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:15 Beamer & posters
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-17:00 qtree & BibTeX