Jean-Marie Favre, Dragan Gasevic, Ralf Lämmel, Ekaterina Pek. Empirical language analysis in software linguistics. In SLE '10: Post-proceedings of the 2010 3rd International Conference on Software Language Engineering. LNCS, Springer, 2011.
Software linguistics is the science of software languages. In this short paper, we sketch the general discipline of software linguistics, but our focus is on one part of it: empirical analysis of software languages. Such analysis is concerned with understanding language usage on the grounds of a corpus. In this short paper, we sketch a survey on empirical language analysis, and we argue that the research method of content analysis is needed for a thorough survey.