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Title: Essential Programming for Linguistics
Written By: Martin Weisser
Series Title: Edinburgh Advanced Textbooks in Linguistics

This book is an ideal starting point for linguists who are approaching
computer programming for the first time. Assuming no background knowledge
of programming, the author introduces basic ideas and techniques needed and
helps readers to develop their understanding of electronic texts.

Practical examples are designed to help the reader to identify basic issues
in handling language data, conduct simple analyses in
morphology/morphosyntax and phonotactics, create frequency lists from
corpus materials, to gather basic descriptive statistics on texts and to
design graphical user interfaces for writing more efficient and easy-to-use
analysis tools.

Two different types of exercise help readers to either learn to interpret
and understand illustrative sample code, or to develop algorithmic thinking
and solution strategies through turning a series of instructions into
sample programs.

Key Features

*a 'how to' guide for students of linguistics attempting to process
material for dissertations, theses or advanced research work
*Programming theory and techniques are clearly illustrated through the use
of linguistics examples
*Coverage progresses from basic to more complex topics and methodologies
*Chapters on the advantages of modularity and associated issues provide a
basis for more advanced projects
*Introduces graphical user interfaces, providing a basis for user-friendly
programs and multilingual analysis

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0748638555
ISBN-13: 9780748638550
Pages: 184
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0748638563
ISBN-13: 9780748638567
Pages: 184
Prices: U.K. £ 19.99