Maria Flaksman

Research assistant and PostDoc at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (Dep. Anglistik and Amerikanistik, Historical Linguistics and Medieval Literature), an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow; in 2015 defended the doctoral thesis ‘Diachronic development of English imitative vocabulary’ at the University of St. Petersburg; in 2017/18 studied Icelandic as a second language and Old Norse at the University of Iceland; author of the ‘Dictionary of English imitative words on historical principles’; the author and the chief coordinator of the Iconicity Atlas Project (

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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich


etymology, iconicity, onomatopoeia, Germanic languages, historical-comparative linguistics, language universals, typology, psycholinguistics


Poster Session
Thomas Schmidt, Hans Van de Velde, Maria Flaksman, Eline Zenner, Péter Jeszenszky, Melissa Schuring, Jan Gorisch, Adrian Leemann, Melanie Studerus, Carina Steiner, Sandra Widmer Beierlein, Nantke Pecht, Robert Lange, Gintare Gelunaite-Malinauskiene, Maike Rocker, Christine Graeppi, Maggie Bullock, Francesca Nicora, Agnes Kim, Lorea Unamuno, Bianca Sell, Ljubica Leone, Martin Fuchs, Chiara Meluzzi, Christian Paga, Anca Bibiri, Gorka Basterretxea Santiso, Berta Badia-Barrera, Wilbert Heeringa, Raoul Buurke, Anne-France Pinget, Cesko Voeten, Mihaela Mocanu, Paz González, Maria Schinko, Lea Bauernfeind

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Parallels in historical development of English, Icelandic, and Russian onomatopoeic words
Maria Flaksman
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