I know that LaTeX is not a part of linguistics, but I'm sure many people do use LaTeX to write up papers on linguistics and it is a useful tool (see this Answer where I created a Vowel Trapezoid). There is a specific Tex.se, but I find that a little bit of linguistic expertise could be useful there.

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If a specific question treats about Linguistics and Latex, well, why not tag with it? No problem as long as it's relevant (and the question is not only about Latex, and in that case it would belong to Tex SE).

Note however that that question should not be tagged with since the question is not about Latex and we tag questions not answers. You did provide a solution with Latex but the question was asking for a picture basically and it could have been provided in several ways.

  • Thanks, I was just linking to that answer as it included LaTeX and was an example of how useful it can be. Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 11:27
  • @DangerFourpence Ah got it. :D The rule of thumb for every tag is: if possible use existing ones. If there isn't one, create a new one but make it not too broad (linguistics would be a no, of course), not too strict. 99% you'll have a nice tag. :D
    – Alenanno
    Commented Apr 7, 2013 at 12:33
  • do you think this question would be ok: linguistics.stackexchange.com/questions/3502/… ? Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 13:59
  • @DangerFourpence That's kind of borderline with Tex SE though. The point is: what kind of expertise is the question requiring? I think someone that knows Latex is more important than someone that knows Linguistics. Do you agree?
    – Alenanno
    Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 14:22
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    yes, perhaps, it's just that I've asked questions there in the past regarding linguistics and not had a satisfactory answer. My thinking was that a lot of people writing linguistic papers probably use tex and would encounter similar problems, like the one in my question, so they might be better placed to help. Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 14:33
  • @DangerFourpence Well, it's not like it's out of place here. That's why I didn't migrate it. If you see little response you can try re-asking there later. :)
    – Alenanno
    Commented Apr 8, 2013 at 18:28

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