Programming for Linguists: Perl for Language Researchers / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $12.70
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 83%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $12.70   
  • New (9) from $27.03   
  • Used (4) from $12.65   


"This book is an introduction to the rudiments of Perl programming. It exposes the general reader with an interest in language to the most usable and relevant aspects of Perl for writing programs that deal with language." Through a series of simple examples and exercises, the reader is gradually introduced to the essentials of good programming. The examples are carefully constructed to make the introduction of new concepts as simple as possible, while at the same time using sample programs that make sense to someone who works with language as data. Many of these programs can be used immediately with minimal or no modification.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
''Learning to program isn't really hard,' the author claims. Teaching good programming to linguists, however, or to arts and humanities students in general, isn’t really that easy a job either, in practice. This introductory book, clear and concise as it is, should be a helpful tool at the very first stages of such an enterprise." Kwee Tjoe Liong, Universiteit van Amsterdam

"The really strong points of the book are the examples and exercises. These are almost all language-related and include useful, interesting and relevant questions and situations that the reader interested in language research will appreciate." New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics

"Surprisingly readable...should be on the bookshelf of any discourse analysist even thinking about tinkering with using computers to automate some portion of their data analysis...the examples and exercises are excellent, as is [Hammond's] exegesis of the examples- slow without becoming tedious." Discourse Studies

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631234340
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/4/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Hammond is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Arizona. He is the author of numerous books and articles on phonology, morphology, psychophonology, and computational linguistics including Phonology of English (1999), Constraining Metrical Theory (1988), and Programming for Linguists: Java ™ Technology for Language Researchers (Blackwell 2002).

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents



1. Why Programming and Why Perl?.

2. Getting Started.

3. Basics: Control Structures And Variables.

4. Input and Output.

5. Subroutines And Modules.

6. Regular Expressions.

7. Text Manipulation.

8. HTML.

9. CGI.

Appendix A. Objects.

Appendix B. Tk.

Appendix C. Special Variables.

Appendix D. Where To Find Out More.


Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)