This volume documents the 54th annual conference of the Institute for the German Language (IDS). The papers provide a multifaceted view of current developments in the language system and usage. They also discuss new methodological approaches to linguistic issues that exploit newly accessible data sources. The thematic areas include lexicographic research, grammar, and the sociology of language.
Ludwig M. Eichinger and
Albrecht Plewnia, Institute of German Language, Mannheim, Germany.