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Joshua Bonzo, Ph.D.

 Professor of German, Career Track
 Professor of American Studies and Culture, Career Track
Head of Section, German

His research interests focus primarily on foreign language writing, and how output is influenced both autonomously as well as by instructional convention. His studies include extensive backgrounds in second language acquisition and foreign language pedagogy. He is also deeply interested in comparative and historical Germanic linguistics. Dr. Bonzo is currently working on the development of an index he created for more accurately measuring writing complexity among intermediate German students.

Hometown: Cedar City, Utah


PhD, Foreign Language Pedagogy/Applied Linguistics, The University of Texas at Austin

MA, Second Language Acquisition, Brigham Young University

BA, German, Southern Utah University

Area of Research/Specialties

Applied Linguistics & Language Writing

Recent Publications
Favorite Quote

Be not simply good—be good for something.” –Henry David Thoreau


“Germany, anywhere—my home away from home—and Israel.”

Contact Dr. Bonzo

Office: Thompson 124F
Phone: 509-335-6649

Courses Taught

American Studies Courses:
Language and Societies
Applied Linguistics in Contemporary American Culture

German Courses:
Socio-Cultural History of the German Language
History of the German Language
German for the Professions
Introduction to German Literature
German Culture
German Film
Advanced / Intermediate Grammar and Writing
Advanced / Intermediate German Speaking and Listening
Intermediate German
Introductory German