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Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (WSK) Online

(Dictionaries of Linguistics and Communication Science (WSK) Online)

Editor-in-Chief: Schierholz, Stefan J. / Wiegand, Herbert Ernst

Ed. by Demmerling, Christoph / Fellbaum, Christiane / Girnth, Heiko / Grzybek, Peter / Habermann, Mechthild / Helmbrecht, Johannes / Juchem-Grundmann, Constanze / Jung, Dagmar / Kilian, Jörg / Köhler, Reinhard / Kortmann, Bernd / Müller, Peter O. / Naumann, Sven / Neef, Martin / Niemeier, Susanne / Olsen, Susan / Pompino-Marschall, Bernd / Rosenberg, Peter / Rymarczyk, Jutta / Schierholz, Stefan J. / Schoenefeld, Doris / Stekeler-Weithofer, Pirmin / Warnke, Ingo H. / Weingarten, Rüdiger / Wischer, Ilse / Schmidt-Brücken, Daniel / Uzonyi, Pal / Sahel, Said / Spieß, Constanze / Gansel, Christina

One-time purchase of all content / One-time purchase of base content, subsequently annual update fee for new content up to 20

Language: German, English 


  • A modern lexicographic online product
  • More than 11,000 articles already available
  • Annual updates with 3,000 articles
  • Written by respected, international scholars
  • Numerous search criteria - for professional and scholarly searches
  • Bilingual user interface
  • User Guide available
  • Non-restrictive DRM – allows for an unlimited number of simultaneous users campus / institution-wide

Aims and Scope

WSK Online is a dictionary e-resource 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
  • Annual updates of approximately 3,000 articles

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
      With 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

More than 10,400 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 2018.


Additional Material


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