Including both synchronic and diachronic approaches, the essays pay tribute to one of Hans Sauer's main specialist fields, namely English lexicography and lexicology. The contents of the articles range from insights into current lexicographical projects to glimpses into the work of eminent (and also lesser kwn) philologists. They range from lexical studies based on manuscripts and printed editions to those based on electronic data and include morpho-syntactic, semantic, taxomic and etymological theories and approaches.
The honouree, Professor Hans Sauer, has held the Munich chair for English Linguistics and Medieval English Literature since 1997. His career gives evidence of his strong commitment to academic life, and he has contributed abundantly to his research fields and supervised numerous theses.