Institute for the German Language

Local nameInstitut für Deutsche Sprache
LocationMannheim, Germany

The Institute for the German Language in Mannheim, Germany, is a linguistic and social research institute and a member of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community. Under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Ludwig M. Eichinger, president of the Institute, and Prof. Dr. Arnulf Deppermann, vice president of the institute, IDS employs a staff of about 210. The IDS was established in Mannheim in 1964 and is still headquartered there. It is the central state-aided institution for the study and documentation of the contemporary usage and recent history of the German language. The institute is organized as an NGO with a legal form of a foundation.

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Phone +49 621 1581 119

Coordinates 49°29'17.892" N 8°28'18.512" E

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