Shall We Play the Festschrift Game?

Essays on the Occasion of Lauri Carlson's 60th Birthday

Editors: Santos, Diana, Lindén, Krister, Ng’ang’a, Wanjiku (Eds.)

  • The contributions in the present book represent several areas of linguistics – descriptive, formal and computational – as well as translation studies
  • It well illustrates the current diversity of research questions and hypotheses in language studies
  • It well illustrates the current diversity of research questions and hypotheses in language studies
  • Anyone interested in the study of language and the intriguing puzzles offered by translation, discourse and semantics will be interested
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About this book

There are not many people who can be said to have influenced and impressed researchers in so many disparate areas and language-geographic fields as Lauri Carlson, as is evidenced in the present Festschrift. His insight and acute linguistic sensitivity and linguistic rationality have spawned findings and research work in many areas, from non-standard etymology to hardcore formal linguistics, not forgetting computational areas such as parsing, terminological databases, and, last but not least, machine translation. In addition to his renowned and widely acknowledged insights in tense and aspect and its relationship with nominal quantification, and his ground-breaking work in dialog using game-theoretic machinery, Lauri has in the last fifteen years as Professor of Language Theory and Translation Technology contributed immensely to areas such as translation, terminology and general applications of computational linguistics. The three editors of the present volume have successfully performed doctoral studies under Lauri’s supervision, and wish with this volume to pay tribute to his supervision and to his influence in matters associated with research and scientific, linguistic and philosophical inquiry, as well as to his humanity and friendship.

About the authors

Dr. Diana Santos is associate professor of Portuguese at the University of Oslo and she has worked in computational linguistics, contrastive studies, and corpus-based semantics for more than 25 years, being the leader of Linguateca, a resource center for the computational processing of the Portuguese language.

Dr. Krister Lindén is research director of FIN-CLARIN at the University of Helsinki and he has worked in computational linguistics, language technology and language studies for more than 25 years.

Dr. Wanjiku Ng'ang'a is a senior faculty member at the School of Computing and Informatics, University of Nairobi, and is also a Research Lead in the C4DLab which undertakes R&D in ICT4D. Her research work in language technology focuses on African languages, having worked on Swahili, Gĩkũyũ and Igbo.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Is There a Crisis in Generative Linguistics?

    Karlsson, Fred

    Pages 1-5

  • “It’s Etymology Captain, but Not as We Know It”:

    Nash, David

    Pages 7-18

  • Translation in History

    Ostler, Nicholas

    Pages 19-24

  • Catford Revisited

    Chesterman, Andrew

    Pages 25-33

  • The Next Step for the Translation Network

    Santos, Diana

    Pages 35-52

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shall We Play the Festschrift Game?
Book Subtitle
Essays on the Occasion of Lauri Carlson's 60th Birthday
Editors
  • Diana Santos
  • Krister Lindén
  • Wanjiku Ng’ang’a
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-30773-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-30773-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-30772-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43251-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 244
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