This book reflects the multifaceted interests of Werner Enninger's personality as well as his professional career. All of the contributors to the volume have worked with him at some time in their own scholarly careers and their studies reflect a wide diversity of their interests as well as his. Most of the studies are linguistic in their focus, and deal directly with «languages.» It has, however, always been Enninger's concern that languages not be divorced from the speaker's lives, and thus other studies included here focus specifically on the «lives» of the speakers of these languages, thus the «Languages and Lives» of the title. There are also studies here dealing with philosophy, with literature, and even with language didactics. Readers interested in the life of a language, from its acquisition to its symbolic value, from its development even to its death, will find a large body of information in the collection of essays that mirror Werner Enninger's own wide range of publications.