Laura Sacia Bonicatto

Laura Sacia Bonicatto

Lecturer

sacia@berkeley.edu

Office: Dwinelle 5408

Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11-12

Laura Sacia Bonicatto received her PhD (2006) in Linguistics from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa after completing her undergraduate studies in English Language Pedagogy, Germanic Linguistics and English Linguistics at Justus-Liebig-Universität-Giessen, Germany (1998). She has previously taught at Stanford University, the University of San Francisco, the University of Hawai'i, Kobe Women's University (Japan), Nagoya University of Commerce and Business (Japan), and Palacky University (Czech Republic). She is a 2018-19 Lecturer Teaching Fellow with UC Berkeley's Center for Teaching and Learning.

Publications

  • “Pragmatik der Anrede: Ein Vergleich von deutschen, portugiesischen, und vietnamesischen Anredesystemen.” (translation: ‘The Pragmatics of Address: A comparison of German, Portuguese, and Vietnamese Address Systems’) In: Burkhardt, Armin (ed.) Akten des 43. Linguistischen Kolloquiums. Frankfurt: Lang. 2013.
  • “Language Proficiency and Language Choice among Children of Mixed Marriages.” In: Marchesini, Simona (ed.) Matrimoni Misti: una via per l’integrazione tra i popoli. Verona: Alteritas. 2012.
  • “Politeness Strategies in Portuguese and German: An Examination of Address Usage.” Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis 14.1: 123-137. 2009.
  • “Möglichkeiten der Erhaltung und Revitalisierung bedrohter Sprachen.” (translation: ‘Possibilities for the Maintenance and Revitalization of Endangered Languages’) In: Rapp, Reinhard (ed.) Proceedings of the 34th Colloquium of Linguistics Germersheim. Frankfurt: Lang. 2002.
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    Recent Courses

    Beginning German, Intermediate German

    Research Areas

    Intercultural Communication, Lexicography, Pronouns, Bilingualism/Multilingualism, Translation, Language Policy and Planning.