LINGUIST List 10.240

Mon Feb 15 1999

All: Gunnel Kaellgren

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  1. Oesten Dahl, Gunnel Kaellgren

Message 1: Gunnel Kaellgren

Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 14:48:03 +0100
From: Oesten Dahl <>
Subject: Gunnel Kaellgren


Gunnel Kaellgren, Professor of Computational Linguistics at the
University of Stockholm, died February 11, 1999, at the age of 49.

Gunnel was severely disabled by muscular dystrophy. Yet, she
managed not only to be a productive scholar and make
significant contributions to her field but also to be a central
point in our department's life and to be the main source of
inspiration and moral support for a large number of people, not
only among her own students and departmental colleagues but
also elsewhere.

Over the last few years, Gunnel's major research engagement was
the Swedish text corpus SUC, a joint project between our
department and the Department of Linguistics at the University
of Umeaa, which will soon be publicly available on CD-ROM.

As the unique person she was, Gunnel deserves an obituary of
another kind than this short notice. At this point, however, we
feel that it is essential to inform her friends all over the
world as quickly as possible.

Jan Anward
Brita Bergman
Benny Brodda
Oesten Dahl
Dept. of Linguistics
Stockholm University

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