My job is purely perl and linguistics, and although I'm not a linguist by formal education I do have an interest in computational linguistics. I do a lot of work with WordNet and the perl modules out there, like Lingua::* and making my own modules. I'd say about a third to half of my work is just research such as reading papers, books, etc. However, I am not an expert in either linguistics or perl (yet).
in reply to What are the monks doing with Perl and Linguistics?
I would tell you the kinds of things I'm working on, but that'll have to wait. ;)