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.
Appendix A. Objects.
Appendix B. Tk.
Appendix C. Special Variables.
Appendix D. Where To Find Out More.
"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
- Provides the general reader with an interest in language with the most usable and relevant aspects of Perl for writing programs that deal with language.
- Contains simple examples and exercises that gradually introduce the reader to the essentials of good programming.
- Assumes no prior programming experience.
- Accompanied by exercises at the end of each chapter and offers all the code on the companion website: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~hammond