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Interpreter , lexicographer , Linguistics educator

Andrejs Veisbergs, Latvian linguistics educator, lexicographer, interpreter. Recipient Tempus awards European Union, 1993, 95, 98; British Council scholar, 1991. Member EURALEX (Verbatim awrd in lexicography 1993), Latvian Association Translators and Interpreters (chairman since 1998), Council of Professors (chairman since 2000), New York Academy of Sciences.

Background

Veisbergs, Andrejs was born on February 22, 1960 in Riga, Latvia. Son of Gunars and Olita (Gross) Veisbergs.

Education

Higher Education Certified, University Latvia, 1983. Doctor Habilitation Philological, University Latvia, 1993. Doctor of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of Latvia, 1986.

Career

Lecturer University Latvia, Riga, 1983-1989, assistant professor, 1989-1994, professor, since 1994, head department linguistics, translation, and interpreting, since 1989. Member Latvian Habilitation Board, Riga, since 1995. Executive secretary journal.

Humanities and Social Sciences, Latvia, since 1992. Examiner International Baccalaureate, Cardiff, Wales, since 1994. Translator, interpreter.

Member senate University Latvia. Accredited interpreter European Commission.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: False Friends: Latvian-English-Latvian, 1994. Editor, author: The New Latvian-English Dictionary, 2000, (monograph) Latvian and English Word Formation, 1997, 2001, (monograph) Idioms in Latvian, 1999. General editor: Contrastive and Applied Linguistics, since 1991.

      Editor Linguistica Lettica, since 1998.

Membership

Member EURALEX (Verbatim awrd in lexicography 1993), Latvian Association Translators and Interpreters (chairman since 1998), Council of Professors (chairman since 2000), New York Academy of Sciences.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Classical music, history, walking, mountain climbing, swimming.

Connections

Married Ruta Ola, July 29, 1984. 1 child, Kaspars.

father:
Gunars Veisbergs

mother:
Olita (Gross) Veisbergs

spouse:
Ruta Ola

child:
Kaspars Veisbergs