Johanna Hartmann

Johanna Hartmann (geb. Wulfert)

Research assistant - Chair of Variation Linguistics


Englisches Seminar
Johannisstraße 12-20
D - 48143 Münster

Room: 322
Phone: +49 (0) 251 - 83 - 2 48 85
E-Mail: johanna.hartmann

  • Research Areas

    • Language Attitudes
    • Global Englishes
    • Sociolinguistics
    • Language and globalization
    • Language and mobility
    • The African diaspora in Europe
  • Curriculum Vitae

    since 2011 Research Assistant, Chair of Variation Linguistics, English Department, University of Münster
    2010 State Examination (1. Staatsexamen) in English and Catholic Theology, University of Freiburg i. Br.
    2009 State Examination (1. Staatsexamen) in Latin, University of Freiburg i. Br.
    2006-2007 Assistant Teacher at Oatlands College Dublin & Exchange Student at Trinity College Dublin
    2006 and 2008-2011 Student Teaching Assistant and Student Research Assistant in English Linguistics at the English Department, University of Freiburg i. Br.
    2007-2009 Student Research Assistant, Department of Classical Philology, University of Freiburg i. Br.
    2003-2010 Studies of English, Latin & Catholic Theology, University of Freiburg i. Br.
  • PhD Project

    Mobile outer circle speakers’ attitudes towards different varieties of English

    •    Professor Dr. Dagmar Deuber

    The focus of this PhD project lies on anglophone Africans in Europe and their attitudes towards different varieties of English. The African diaspora in Europe constitutes a particularly interesting site to investigate the interaction and status of different varieties of English as speakers of English from the so-called outer circle come into contact not only with different languages, but also with a number of varieties of English here. Varieties from their countries of origin and destination as well as a number of other varieties (e.g. American English through the media or other immigrant varieties through personal contact) interact and compete in these complex linguistic environments. And yet, outer circle diaspora contexts have received surprisingly little attention in previous attitude research.
    The aim of this project is to illuminate the role different varieties of English play for African outer circle speakers living in this diverse and globalized context. Moreover, the question is addressed which hierarchies and relationships between Englishes can be established on the basis of attitudinal factors.
    Data are collected in African communities in Germany and the UK. A quantitative questionnaire-based accent rating study, in which vocal stimuli representing different (formal and informal) varieties of English are  evaluated by rating scales, is combined with a qualitative approach employing conversational interviews.

  • Presentations at conferences

    • Hartmann, Johanna 2014. Language attitudes on the move – beyond exonormativity & endonormativity? The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 3), August 2014, Zürich, Switzerland.
    • Wulfert, Johanna 2013. Mobile outer circle speakers' attitudes towards different varieties of English. Englishes Today, October 2013, Vigo, Spain.
  • Teaching