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Prof. Christiane M. Bongartz

Professorin für Anglistische Sprachwissenschaft

Englisches Seminar I
Universität zu Köln
Albertus Magnus Platz
50923 Köln

Philosophikum 1.007
Philosophikum 1.114

Please note: We pursue a face-to-face approach to teaching and learning, so please make sure to check the information given on our homepage and come and see us. Writing emails is not always the easiest and best way to communicate. Prof. Bongartz will be able to accept and correct term papers that are due on September 15.



Most recent publications

Bongartz, C. M., Andreou, M., & Dosi, I. (to appear). Aspectual choices by Greek-Italian and Greek-English children. In C. Bongartz & J. Torregrossa (eds.), What’s in a narrative? Variation in story telling at the interface between language and literacy. Peter Lang.

Bongartz, C. M., & Torregrossa, J. (to appear). Activation of referents in the bilingual mind. In G. Fotiadou & I.M. Tsimpli (eds.), Individual difference in anaphora resolution: Language and cognitive effects. Amsterdam: Benjamins.

Bongartz, C. M., & Torregrossa, J. (2018). Teasing apart the effects of dominance, transfer and processing in reference production by German-Italian bilingual adolescents. Languages, 3(3), 36.


Research interests

Language acquisition (second language acquisition and bi-/multilingualism and the internaction of e.g. cognition, language internal and societal factors)

Language contact and the spread of English (communities of practice, dynamics of language use)

Prof. Bongartz' office hours

Prof. Bongartz' office hours have to be cancelled until further notice. Please come and see Ms. Vida-Mannl or Dr. Andreou during their office hours for any class or exam related questions. Dr. Andreou's office hours are on Tuesdays 10-2 pm in Room 3.06, Luxemburger Str. 299 (call +49 (0)221 470 89917 for entrance) and Ms. Vida-Mannl's office hours are on Thursdays 8:30-10:00 am in 1.007, inside the English Department's library. Ms. Vida-Mannl's office hour on June 27 has been rescheduled and will start at 2 pm.

Please note: Please wait in front of the glass door where we will pick you up. 

Important for all students: All necessary information can be found on ILIAS and/or our webpages and those of the Englisches Seminar I respectively. Please make sure to consult them frequently. Please use ILIAS to contact your instructors.

Manuela Vida-Mannl's office hours

Thursdays 8:30-10:00 am in 1.007.

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