Reinhard Heuberger


Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr.


Room: 40328

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

+43 512 507 4166


Research and teaching interests

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


  • Studienbevollmächtigter für BA/MA
  • Faculty representative for sustainable development
  • Coordination of linguistic courses
  • Homepage
  • Contact person for buddy/mentoring programme


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. 2023. "Innovation in monolingual English learner’s dictionaries: A historical perspective". Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching: Historical perspectives. Eds. Richard Smith and Tim Giesler. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. p. 59-80.

2) Heuberger, Reinhard. 2020. "Monolingual Online Dictionaries for Learners of English and the Opportunities of the Electronic Medium: A Critical Survey". International Journal of Lexicography. 33/4. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 404 –416.

3) 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.

4) 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.


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