Using Computers in Linguistics: A Practical Guide [NOOK Book]

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Computing has reshaped the way we conceptualize language and has had a dramatic impact on the discipline of linguistics.

Using Computers in Linguistics provides a non-technical introduction to recent developments in linguistic computing and offers specific

guidance to the linguist or language professional who wishes to take advantage of them. Written by a team of expert contributors, each essay focuses on a ...

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Using Computers in Linguistics: A Practical Guide

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Overview

Computing has reshaped the way we conceptualize language and has had a dramatic impact on the discipline of linguistics.

Using Computers in Linguistics provides a non-technical introduction to recent developments in linguistic computing and offers specific

guidance to the linguist or language professional who wishes to take advantage of them. Written by a team of expert contributors, each essay focuses on a different aspect of the interaction of computing and linguistics. The book features a glossary of technical terms, including

acronyms, chapter appendices which list and review relevant resources, such as books, software, URL's, as well as more extensive and regularly updated appendices of resources on the Web: http://www.routledge.com.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134704378
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/11/2002
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John Lawler is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Michigan and Director of its undergraduate program in Linguistics. Helen Aristar Dry is Professor of Linguistics at Eastern Michigan University, and is co-founder and moderator of The LINGUIST List, a 9000-member electronic discussion forum for academic linguists.

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of contributors
Introduction 1
1 The nature of linguistic data and the requirements of a computing environment for linguistic research 10
2 The Internet: an introduction 26
3 Education 62
4 Textual databases 101
5 The Unix language family 138
6 Software for doing field linguistics 170
7 Language understanding and the emerging alignment of linguistics and natural language processing 197
8 Theoretical and computational linguistics: toward a mutual understanding 231
Glossary 256
Bibliography 272
Index 283
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