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Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (WSK) Online

Edited by: Kirstin Casemir, Christoph Demmerling, Christiane Fellbaum, Christina Gansel, Heiko Girnth, Peter Grzybek, Mechthild Habermann, Johannes Helmbrecht, Constanze Juchem-Grundmann, Dagmar Jung, Jörg Kilian, Reinhard Köhler, Bernd Kortmann, Eckhard Meineke, Peter O. Müller, Sven Naumann, Martin Neef, Susanne Niemeier, Susan Olsen, Bernd Pompino-Marschall, Peter Rosenberg, Jutta Rymarczyk, Said Sahel, Stefan J. Schierholz, Daniel Schmidt-Brücken, Doris Schoenefeld, Constanze Spieß, Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, Pal Uzonyi, Ingo H. Warnke, Rüdiger Weingarten and Ilse Wischer
Founded by: Stefan J. Schierholz and Herbert Ernst Wiegand
  • A modern lexicographic Online Reference with more than 12,000 articles
  • Annual updates with 3,000 articles
  • Written by respected, international scholars
  • Bilingual user interface with numerous search criteria
  • Non-restrictive DRM – allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users campus / institution-wide

WSK Online is an Online Reference Work covering all the major areas of linguistics and communication science. The dictionaries steer a course between semantic definition and comprehensive knowledge, combining the best of both approaches.

This e-resource offers:

  • Precise definitions
  • Thorough explanations
  • Synonyms and/or antonyms where applicable
  • Detailed bibliographic information

Hundreds of researchers from around the world have contributed to the WSK Online project, ensuring that the lexicographic output adheres to the most rigorous academic standards. All area editors are experts in their respective fields. The articles are in German (with English translations of the terms and definitions) or in English (with German translations of the terms and definitions).

This e-resource currently covers the following subfields:

    • Grammar

      • Morphology: Stefan J. Schierholz / Pál Uzonyi

      • Syntax: Stefan J. Schierholz / Pál Uzonyi
    • Word Formation
      Peter O. Müller / Susan Olsen
    • Historical Linguistics
      Mechthild Habermann / Ilse Wischer

    • Phonetics and Phonology
      Bernd Pompino-Marschall / Tracy Allan Hall
    • Grapholinguistics
      Martin Neef / Rüdiger Weingarten / Said Sahel
    • Dialectology
      Heiko Girnth / Peter Rosenberg
    • Text Linguistics, Stylistics and Discourse Analysis
      Christina Gansel / Constanze Spieß
    • Quantitative and Formal Linguistics
      Reinhard Köhler / Peter Grzybek / Sven Naumann
    • Theories and Methods in Linguistics
      Bernd Kortmann
    • Lexicology and Phraseology
      Christiane Fellbaum / Ingo Warnke / Daniel Schmidt-Brücken
    • Linguistic Typology
      Johannes Helmbrecht / Dagmar Jung
    • Cognitive Grammar
      Constanze Juchem-Grundmann
      Susanne Niemeier and Doris Schönefeld
    • Philosophy of Language
      Christoph Demmerling / Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer
    • Language Learning: First Language, Second Language,
      Foreign Language
      Jörg Kilian / Jutta Rymarczyk
    • Onomastics
      Kirstin Casemir / Eckhard Meineke

More than 12,000 articles are already available with another 3,000 to be added annually. Further subject areas are in preparation. When finished, this unique project will contain some 20,000 entries. WSK Online is scheduled for completion in 2020.

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