Reinhard Heuberger


Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr.


Room: 40328

Office hours: Wednesday, 15:15 - 16:15


 : +43 512 507 4166



Research and teaching interests

  • Lexicography (online dictionaries, learners' dictionaries, Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary)
  • Ecolinguistics / Human-Animal Studies
  • The Internet as a resource for linguists / Computational & Corpus Linguistics


  • Vice head of department
  • Coordination of departmental book ordering
  • Homepage




Degree in English Philology and American Studies at Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck. Mag.phil. 1998, Dr.phil. 2000.

Ph.D. thesis: Monolingual Dictionaries for Foreign Learners of English: A Constructive Evaluation of the State-of-the-art Reference Works in Book Form and on CD-ROM.


Selected Publications

1) Heuberger, Reinhard. 2016. "Learners’ dictionaries: history and development; current issues". The Oxford Handbook of Lexicography. Ed. Philip Durkin. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 25 - 43.

2) Heuberger, Reinhard. 2018. "Overcoming anthropocentrism with anthropomorphic and physiocentric uses of language?". The Routledge Handbook of Ecolinguistics. Eds. Alwin Fill & Hermine Penz. New York and London: Routledge. p. 342 - 354.

3) Heuberger, Reinhard. 2016. "Corpora as game changers: The growing impact of corpus tools for dictionary makers and users". English Today. The International Review of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Vol. 32/2, p. 24 – 30.


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