The language is an international language scholarly journal, which operates on the principle of peer review. It was founded in 1949 by Paul Kretschmer, William Havers and Wilhelm Czermak. The language contains articles on topics of historical and comparative linguistics, particularly the Indo-European Studies ( Indoeuropäistik ). The focus is not only comparative grammar and etymology, but also source customer, epigraphy, linguistics text interpretation as well as cultural and intellectual aspects of the center.
The journal is published by Verlag Harrassowitz (Wiesbaden); usually appear two issues per year. On behalf of the Vienna Language Society as editor currently acts Heiner Eichner, composed by Hans Christian Luschützky, Robert Nedoma, Oskar E. Pfeiffer, Clovis H. Werba (University of Vienna ) and Klaus T. Schmidt.