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Title Shall we play the Festschrift game? : essays on the occasion of Lauri Carlson's 60th birthday / edited by Diana Santos, Krister Linden, Wanjiku Ng'ang'a
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, 2012
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Contents Is There a Crisis in Generative Linguistics? / Fred Karlsson -- It's Etymology Captain, but Not as We Know It: Pump in North Australia / David Nash -- Translation in History / Nicholas Ostler -- Catford Revisited / Andrew Chesterman -- The Next Step for the Translation Network / Diana Santos -- Core Vocabulary: A Useful But Mystical Concept in Some Kinds of Linguistics / Lars Borin -- Extending and Updating the Finnish Wordnet / Krister Lindén, Jyrki Niemi and Mirka Hyvärinen -- Burstiness of Verbs and Derived Nouns / Janet B. Pierrehumbert -- Outsourcing Parsebanking: The FinnTreeBank Project / Atro Voutilainen, Tanja Purtonen and Kristiina Muhonen -- On Dependency Analysis via Contractions and Weighted FSTs / Anssi Yli-Jyrä -- Fictive Motion Down Under: The Locative-Allative Case Alternation in Some Australian Indigenous Languages / Patrick McConvell and Jane Simpson -- Necessive Expressions in Finnic Bible Translations / Aet Lees -- Building Swahili Resource Grammars for the Grammatical Framework / Wanjiku Ng'ang'a -- On the Syntax and Translation of Finnish Discourse Clitics / Aarne Ranta
Summary 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
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Subject Linguistics.
Artificial intelligence.
Genre/Form Festschriften.
Form Electronic book
Author Santos, Diana.
Linden, Krister
Ng'ang'a, Wanjiku
ISBN 9783642307737 (electronic bk.)
3642307736 (electronic bk.)