LaTeX class and additions for typesetting books
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LaTeX class and additions for typesetting books to be published with Language Science Press

This repository contains the most recent development build. See the latex-skeletons repository for ready to use templates.


In order to ease the installation procedure, submodules are hardwired, i.e., the files of the following langsci repositories have been already copied to the respective directories:

We aim to keep repositories and directories identical.


In your terminal, you can clone the repository with the following command:

git clone --recursive

class options of langscibook.cls

option values (defaults in bold face) meaning
arseneau use Donald Arseneau's procedure for automatic widow and orphan control. This feature is experimental.
babelshorthands use shorthands defined for German
biblatex use BibLaTeX (default)
biblatexbackend biber | bibtex the backend of BibLaTeX
booklanguage english | french | german | portuguese language the book is written in
collection for making the book an edited volume
collectionchapter add chapter prefix to each contribution
collectiontoclong more detailed table of content in edited volumes
copyright CC-BY | CC-BY-ND choice of copyright
draftmode switch to draft mode (adds: draft stamp, indication of overlong lines, date)
modfonts use modified fonts
multiauthors change editor suffix to (eds.)
nobabel do not load the babel package (load it manually instead and include custom languages)
nonflat switch paths when using the langsci folder
nonewtxmath suppress newtxmath (default)
newtxmath activate newtxmath
number <number> number of the book within the series
openreview switch to open review mode
output book | inprep | paper | guidelines | cover | coverbodsc| coverbodhc | covercreatespace different output formats
series sidl | eotms | ... the series code (see series.def for a list of abbreviations)
showindex show index commands on margin
smallfont use 10pt as fontsize
spinewidth the width of the spine, used for cover creation
undecapitalize do not change the casing of titles in the list of references

defined environments, commands, etc.

name type descrition usage
paperappendix env Use appendices in papers in collected volumes \begin{paperappendix} \section{Title of Appendix} ... \end{paperappendix}