This book "fills the unquestionable need for a comprehensive and up-to-date handbook on the fast-developing field of pragmatics" and "includes contributions from many of the principal figures in a wide variety of fields of pragmatic research as well as some up-and-coming pragmatists."
Simple programming expertise is an essential part of many forms of data collection and analysis for modern linguists and related language professionals. Programming for Linguists: Java(tm) Technology for Language Researchers is a practical introduction to programming using the Java Programming Language, a full-powered language with complete graphics capability that can be run on any computer.
Programming for Linguists includes over a hundred carefully constructed sample programs that introduce new concepts simply but also accomplish tasks necessary for anyone who works with language as data. Many of these programs can be used immediately with minimal or no modification.