By Fred Karlsson (auth.), Diana Santos, Krister Lindén, Wanjiku Ng’ang’a (eds.)
There should not many of us who could be acknowledged to have motivated and inspired researchers in such a lot of disparate components and language-geographic fields as Lauri Carlson, as is evidenced within the current Festschrift. His perception and acute linguistic sensitivity and linguistic rationality have spawned findings and study paintings in lots of components, from non-standard etymology to hardcore formal linguistics, no longer forgetting computational parts reminiscent of parsing, terminological databases, and, final yet no longer least, computer translation. as well as his well known and extensively stated insights in demanding and element and its courting with nominal quantification, and his ground-breaking paintings in conversation utilizing game-theoretic equipment, Lauri has within the final fifteen years as Professor of Language concept and Translation expertise contributed immensely to parts corresponding to translation, terminology and basic purposes of computational linguistics. the 3 editors of the current quantity have effectively played doctoral experiences lower than Lauri’s supervision, and want with this quantity to pay tribute to his supervision and to his effect in concerns linked to examine and clinical, linguistic and philosophical inquiry, in addition to to his humanity and friendship.