Short CV/Education and training

  • 1968
    Matura (A-levels), Rohrbach, Upper Austria

  • 1968 – 1976
    Studied German and English philology at the University of Vienna, Austria

  • 1976
    Completed doctorate; dissertation on the German dialect of Tischelwang/Timau in Northern Italy

Selected publications

  • Wörterbuch der bairischen Mundarten in Österreich. Publ. by the ÖAW, vol. 2f.

  • (1984 a): Die deutsche Mundart von Tischelwang (Timau) in Karnien (Ober-italien). Vienna (Beiträge zur Sprachinselforschung 3)

  • (2002 c) (together with GASSER, ANNA): Wörterbuch der deutschen Mundart von Tischelwang / Timau (It.). Für die Sprachgemeinschaft von Tischelwang / Timau. Vienna (Beiträge zur Sprachinselforschung 18).

  • Editor of the series: Beiträge zur Sprachinselforschung


Selected projects

  • Dictionary of the Bavarian dialect in Austria (Austrian Academy of Sciences, ÖAW)

  • Database of Bavarian dialects in Austria (ÖAW)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Chair of Association of the Friends of the Language Island (Verein der Sprachinselfreunde), since 2001

  • Member of the advisory board to the Austrian folk music society

  • Peer reviewer for UNESCO Austria

Additional qualifications

  • Since 1973 Research associate at the Austrian Academy of Sciences Institute for Lexicography of Austrian Dialects and Names (DINAMLEX)

  • Since 2001 Editor of the Dictionary of Bavarian Dialects in Austria

  • 2005 to 2012 Institute director


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