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Discourse Studies
Department of Linguistics
D-50923 Cologne

Luxemburger Str. 299
Room 4.06
D-50929 Cologne

Tel: +49-221-470-89924
Fax: +49-221-470-5947

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by appointment

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E-Mail: anna.bonifazi[at]uni-koeln[dot]de

Prof. Dr. Anna Bonifazi's Blog 


University of Cologne

  • Anaphora and discourse
  • Cognitive Linguistics in Discourse Studies
  • Communication and language use
  • Conversation Analysis
  • Discourse studies – overview
  • Discourse segmentation
  • Figurative language
  • Everyday written language use
  • Historical pragmatics
  • Interactional Linguistics
  • Intercultural pragmatics
  • Introduction to discourse analysis
  • Introduction to pragmatics
  • Kolloquium Detektive - lesen: literaturwissenschaftliche und linguistische Aspekte” (with Joachim Harst)
  • Kolloquium Diskurslinguistik
  • Kolloquium (mit Komparatistik): Ancient myths in modern literatures: Comparative perspectives on micro and macro structures
  • Multimodal communication in songs
  • Multimodality in language culture: Words, music, and tears
  • Multimodality in language use
  • Pragmatic and cognitive aspects of texts
  • Pragmatics of punctuation
  • Segmentation in language: A multimodal perspective (with Pamela Perniss)
  • Segmentation in language use 
  • Storytelling
  • Storytelling between mono- and multimodality
  • Ancient Greek particles
  • The language of Homer
  • The language of Pindar
  • 2021- 2022 Colloquium: Literatur- und sprachwissenschaftliche Abschlussarbeiten (A. Bonifazi und J. Harst) 
  • 2021- 2022 Colloquium: Diskurslinguistik 
  • Colloquium: Cognitive musicology (with Uwe Seifert)
  • Colloquium: Ancient myths in modern literatures: Comparative perspectives on micro and macro structures (with Joachim Harst)
  • Colloquium: Detektive - lesen: literaturwissenschaftliche und linguistische Aspekte” (with Joachim Harst)
  • ColloquiumHistorical pragmatics

University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart Research Centre for Text Studies

  • Cognitive and pragmatic aspects of a literary text: a toolkit
  • Approaching multimodality in literature: the poetics of weeping across genres
  • The communicative functions of punctuation markers across literary genres and styles
  • Metaphors, metonymies, and similes in ancient Greek prose and poetry: A cognitive approach
  • Recalling people and objects in literary texts: cognitive processing, local effects, global strategies, and viewpoint
  • Applying cognitive linguistics to literature
  • Reading between the lines: linguistic and nonlinguistic cues for discourse organization in literary narratives

University of Heidelberg, Seminar für Klassische Philologie

  • Particles in prose and poetry: Reconsidering the last chapter of Ancient Greek grammars
  • Metaphors, metonymies, and similes in ancient Greek prose and poetry: A cognitive approach
  • Words and tears: Pragmatics and embodied cognition in the poetics of weeping
  • The Iliad in a cognitive linguistic perspective
  • How do we chunk prose? Rethinking discourse segmentation in ancient Greek historiographical texts
  • Poikilia in Herodotus´ and Thucydides´ Language
  • The Wind of Songs. Pindar´s Discourse Strategies
  • Homeric Utterances
  • Greek Philology and Pragmatics

University of Stuttgart, Institut für Anglistik

  • Pragmatics I
  • Pragmatics II

Harvard University, Department of the Classics

  • The concept of the hero in Greek civilization (teaching assistant)

University of Trento

  • Italiano scritto

PhD students supervision

  • Pinelopi Ioannidou (in progress), Physical objects recalled via words, image and sound in forensic science movies: modelling the cross-modal construction of co-referential chains.

  • Juman Al-qaoud (in progress), The interactive functions of tag questions in Jordan dialects of Irbid City: a multimodal perspective.

  • Giulia Sperduti (in progress), The reuse of ancient Greek myths in Rita Dove’s works: a cognitive perspective.

  • Annemieke Drummen, "Dramatic pragmatics. A discourse approach to particle use in ancient Greek tragedy and comedy", Universität Heidelberg

  • Mark de Kreij, “The Metalanguage of performance: A discourse perspective on particle use in Homer and Pindar”, Universität Heidelberg


06/2022 Unconscious bias (UzK)
07/2021 Strategic positioning in the University environment. Short impulse with best practice exchange, Universität zu Köln.
2020-2021 Managementprogramm für Professorinnen und weibliche Führungskräfte, Universität zu Köln.
04-05/2020 Führung aus der Distanz, Universität zu Köln.
05/2019 Gesund führen - sich selbst und andere, Universität zu Köln.
02-08/2012 Uni-Heidelberg "Auf dem Weg zur Professur", Lobbach
03/2011 Uni-Heidelberg "Coaching zur Mitarbeiterführung", Heidelberg
07/2010 Uni-Heidelberg "Mitarbeiterführung II", Lobbach
04/2010 Uni-Heidelberg "Mitarbeiterführung I", Lobbach
09/2009 DFG workshop "Personalmanagement" for Emmy-Noether fellows, Wiesloch