Probal Dasgupta

List of John Benjamins publications for which Probal Dasgupta plays a role.



Dasgupta, Probal 2010 Introduction. Between temples and templates: History’s claims on the translatorThe Translator as Mediator of Cultures, Tonkin, Humphrey and Maria Esposito Frank (eds.), pp. 1–14 | Article
The present articulation of history’s claims on translation theory is built around four propositions: (a) The sacred temple, in the ancient first wave of the activity, set up one broadly identifiable type of translation enterprise; (b) The scientific template, in the modern second wave, associated… read more
Dasgupta, Probal 2010 Recontextualizing Lakshmiswar SinhaLanguage Problems and Language Planning 34:3, pp. 259–266 | Article
Lakshmiswar Sinha (1905–1977) was a major figure both as a builder of modern India, who focused on correcting the over-intellectualizing bias of education in a manual direction, and as the first Indian Esperantist who worked to connect India and the worldwide Esperanto-speaking community. He is… read more
Dasgupta, Probal 2007 The Ubiquitous ComplementizerLinguistic Theory and South Asian Languages: Essays in honour of K. A. Jayaseelan, Bayer, Josef, Tanmoy Bhattacharya and M.T. Hany Babu (eds.), pp. 163–173 | Article
Complement and adjunct clauses in Bangla often exhibit internal complementizers. Some of these, the present paper suggests, are particles base-generated in situ that covertly move their features to C at LF. This suggestion forms the core of a reasonably complete account of the placement of various… read more
Dasgupta, Probal 2007 Look across: The paradigmatic axis and Bangla causativesArgument Structure, Reuland, Eric J., Tanmoy Bhattacharya and Giorgos Spathas (eds.), pp. 213–237 | Article
The standard notions of suppletion ansd blocking are tried against the data of Bangla causatives and found wanting. The framework of formalist generative grammar that uses these notions are tried against the surprising data of Bangla sarcastic causatives and found wanting. Remedies are suggested… read more
Dasgupta, Probal 2007 Trafficking in words: Languages, missionaries and translatorsIn Translation – Reflections, Refractions, Transformations, St-Pierre, Paul and Prafulla C. Kar (eds.), pp. 57–72 | Article
Dasgupta, Probal 2004 6. Some non-nominative subjects in BanglaNon-nominative Subjects: Volume 1, Bhaskararao, Peri and Karumuri V. Subbarao (eds.), pp. 129 ff. | Chapter
Dasgupta, Probal 2001 Linguistic recycling and the open communityLanguage Problems and Language Planning 25:3, pp. 289–301 | Miscellaneous
When an international community uses a WDL (widely distributed language) such as English or French, words in this WDL globally perform a recycling function that bridges the gaps between the spatially restricted versions of such a WDL. At one level of access, we can study this recycling particularly… read more
RESUMO Cele al dialogo inter la socilingvistikaj sciencoj kaj la Esperanto-kulturo Gravaj figuroj en la nuntempa Esperanto-kulturo lastatempe esprimadas interesiĝon pri utiligo de la rimedoj de avangardaj tendencoj en la moderna scienca kaj kultura mondo, kaj pri lanĉo de dialogo kun iliaj… read more