The scientific publisher De Gruyter Mouton will create and publish an enormous data-base and finally also a printed series of dictionaries of linguistic terms and terminology. The data-base and the series of dictionaries which will be printed from the data-base are called "Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (abbreviated WSK) (dictionaries of Linguistics and Communication Science)”.
The general editors of the WSK dictionaries are Prof. Dr. Stefan Schierholz and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Herbert Ernst Wiegand. The series of dictionaries will comprise of at least 25 volumes covering a wide variety of subfields in linguistics such as Grammar, Word Formation, Phonetics and Phonology, Historical Linguistics, Text Linguistics, Computer Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, and so on.
One of these volumes (volume WSK 13) is devoted to Linguistic Typology. This volume will be edited by Dr. Dagmar Jung (University of Cologne) and Prof. Dr. Johannes Helmbrecht (University of Regensburg). The goal of this volume is to provide easily accessible and systematic definitions and explications of terms in the field of general and typological linguistics. The focus is put on terms that are used cross-linguistically to describe grammatical phenomena in individual languages and, in addition, that are used for cross-linguistic comparison. This includes terms that designate grammatical phenomena which do not exist in European languages but can be found in other linguistic areas of the world.