Die Sprache, edited on behalf of the Wiener Sprachgesellschaft [Vienna Linguistic Society] appears since 1949, devoted mainly to historical and comparative linguistics. Traditionally, the focus is on the wide variety of Indo-European languages. Two issues per year contain articles and reviews of high international standard in the common academic languages. Special attention is paid to innovating and updating the state of knowledge, at the same time keeping a wide scope of topics. Apart from comparative grammar and etymology, source study, epigraphy, linguistic interpretation of texts as well as viewpoints of cultural and intellectual history are taken into consideration.