• Alsion 2

    6400 Sønderborg

    Denmark

1982 …2018
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In school, university and later in my life I have learned or studied a number of languages (mostly but not exclusively Germanic, Romance, or Slavic). It never ceases to amaze me how alike or different languages are in terms of structure and their preferences in usage (contrastive rhetoric). As a consequence I often find inspiration for research interests in contrastive observations. This might concern differences between German and the Nordic languages, differences between standard and regional varieties of German, or differences between present and earlier varieties in usage (historical pragmatics).

Another topic that has not lost its fascination since I took my first class in articulatory phonetics is how people learn pronunciation. The longer I have been teaching German and Danish phonetics the more I realize that traditional pronunciation teaching more or less ignores the fact that pronunciation is not just some part of the language system but that it is a motor skill. Therefore cognitive input about the linguistic system has to be supplied with the physical training of the articulatory organs' coordination once we are beyond the stage of uninhibited imitation. I try to investigate how methods that train awareness of habitual movement patterns (Feldenkrais) can help to change the habitual pronunciation patterns aka foreign accent. 

Research Output 1982 2018

"Mit Gruss und Kuss von Siggachen": Eine junge Isländerin in Köln 1911-1914

Bonner, M., Sep 2018, Deutsch-isländische Beziehungen: Festschrift für Hubert Seelow zum 70. Geburtstag. Rohrbach, L. & Kürschner, S. (eds.). Berlin: Nordeuropa-Institut, p. 209-222 (Berliner Beiträge zur Skandinavistik, Vol. 24).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Die Neuauflage des Duden-Aussprachewörterbuchs – eine hilfreiche Neuorientierung?

Bonner, M., Nov 2017, In : German as a Foreign Language. 2, 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Formulierungsmuster auf dänischen Schildern

Bonner, M., 22. Dec 2016, In : Folia Scandinavica Posnaniensia. 20, 1, p. 15-39

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Wozu Textstilistik gut ist - eine Art Rezension

Bonner, M., 2016, In memoriam Prof. Dr. Barbara Sandig (1939-2013): Erinnerungen und Würdigungen. Müller, W. (ed.). Saarbrücken: Universitätsverlag des Saarlandes, p. 29-31

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearch

Grettir's first escapades: How to challenge your father and get away with it: A case study in historical dialogue analysis

Bonner, M., 24. Nov 2015, Frederic Amory in Memoriam: Old Norse-Icelandic Studies. Lindow, J. & Clark, G. (eds.). Berkley: North Pinehurst Press, p. 184-212 (Wildcat Canyon Advanced Seminars Occasional Monograph Series, Vol. 2).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Activities 1992 2018

Was macht Texte interessant? Sprachspielerische Kommunikation in Werbung, Presse und auf Schildern.

Maria Bonner (Guest lecturer)
3. May 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

German as a Foreign Language (Journal)

Maria Bonner (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

Mehrsprachigkeit in Grenzregionen

Maria Bonner (Panel member)
24. Sep 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Prizes

BHJ-Fondens-Undervisningspris

Maria Bonner (Recipient), 3. Feb 2017

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Johann-Andreas-Schmeller-Preis

Maria Bonner (Recipient), 1987

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions