Andrejs Veisbergs (b. 1960), Dr. Habil. Philol. is a Professor of University of Latvia. His research publications since 1985 amount to more than 300, mainly on Idioms, Borrowing, Latvian, Language Contacts, Translation and Interpreting and Lexicography.
He is the author of the biggest Latvian-English Dictionary (1997, Second edition 2005) as well as the author on several monographs on Latvian Idioms, Contrastive Linguistics, Conference Interpreting (2007, 2009), Idiom Borrowing (2012).
Since 2004 he is also the Chairman of the Presidential Latvian Language Commission as well as occupies many other positions within Latvian language and academic community and on many editorial boards. Corresponding Member of the Latvian Academy of Sciences, member of EURALEX, consultant of Oxford English Dictionaries.
E-mail: anveis [ät] lanet.lv