Bonnie Fonseca-Greber

fonseca-faculty.jpgBonnie Fonseca-Greber earned her PhD in Second Language (L2) Acquisition at University of Arizona, with a focus on L2 Use and L2 Analysis. She also holds an M.A. in Translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Prior to joining the French faculty at UofL, she taught at Bowling Green State University, where she built an ACTFL-recognized/NCATE-accredited Foreign Language Education program. She is also trained as an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interviewer.

Her research interests and publications focus primarily on the morpho-syntactic structure of Spoken (Swiss) French based on a conversational corpus she compiled to examine pronoun use and applications to language teaching and learning, as well as in language teacher and translator preparation. Recent publications include La morphologisation de qui (2012) The Overt Pronoun Constraint in Conversational Swiss French: Implications for Classroom Learners (2009) and What Role Do Translation Programs Have in American Universities? (2009). Her work as a translator includes the biography Patrick Dupond: Born to Dance (1988), written by Jean-Pierre Pastori.

Professor Fonseca-Grebers teaching has included courses at the 100 and 200 levels, as well as graduate courses on language pedagogy and French linguistics. She has also created special sections of ML 250, Introduction to the Francophone World, focusing on Switzerland and on a sociolinguistic introduction to the francophone world.