Eva Canan Hänsel, M.Ed.

Professur für Variationslinguistik (Prof. Deuber)
Eva Canan Hänsel, M.Ed.

Johannisstr. 12-20, room 311
48143 Münster

Consultation Hours

Wednesday 2-3 pm

  • Doctoral Thesis

    Standard accents in the Grenadian secondary and tertiary educational system: A study of attitudes and usage

    Doctoral Subject
    Englische Philologie
    Targeted Doctoral Degree
    Dr. phil.
    Awarded by
    Department 09 – Philologies
    The proposed dissertation addresses the issue of whether endonormative standards are emerging in the small island countries of the Caribbean by using the educational system in Grenada as an example context. The degree of endonormativity of Standard English in Grenadian secondary and tertiary educational institutions will be evaluated based on an analysis of the accents of students, teachers, and lecturers as well as on an investigation of students’ attitudes toward the accents used by their educators. Reading passages will provide the data for an acoustic and auditory accent analysis and a ttitudes will be elicited by means of a verbal guise survey and interviews. By shedding lig ht on the question of whether endonormative national standards are emerging in the small Caribbean island nation, the proposed dissertation will contribute to the discussion of the situation of standards in the Caribbean as well as to the question of whether emerging standards are generally national in nature .
  • CV


    M.Ed. in English and Spanish, University of Münster
    Exchange student at Vassar College, USA
    B.A. in English and Spanish, University of Münster
    Exchange student at the University of Valladolid, Spain


    Research Assistant, Chair of Variation Linguistics, University of Münster
    Lecturer, Chair of Variation Linguistics, University of Münster
    Language assistant (German) at Vassar College, USA


    Graduate Award of the Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS) – Association for Anglophone Postcolonial Studies (GAPS)
  • Teaching


    Sonstige Lehrveranstaltung

  • Projects

    • Translocality in the anglophone Caribbean II: Sociophonetic variation and perception ()
      Individual Granted Project: DFG - Individual Grants Programme | Project Number: DE 2324/1-2
    • Translocality in the anglophone Caribbean: Regional, global and transnational aspects in standards of English ()
      Individual Granted Project: DFG - Individual Grants Programme | Project Number: DE 2324/1-1
  • Publications

    • Hänsel, Eva Canan; Meer, Philipp. . ‘Comparing attitudes toward Caribbean, British, and American accents in Trinidad and Tobago, the United Kingdom, and the United States.’ World Englishes 42, No. 1: 130–149. doi: 10.1111/weng.12618.
    • Meer, Philipp; Fuchs, Robert; Deuber, Dagmar; Lacoste, Véronique; Hänsel, Eva Canan. . ‘Prosodic variation of English in Dominica, Grenada, and Trinidad.’ World Englishes 42, No. 1: 48–72. doi: 10.1111/weng.12615.
    • Deuber, Dagmar; Hackert, Stephanie; Hänsel, Eva Canan; Laube, Alexander; Hejrani, Mahyar; Laliberté, Catherine. . ‘The norm orientation of English in the Caribbean: A comparative study of newspaper writing from ten countries.’ American Speech 97, No. 3: 265–310. doi: 10.1215/00031283-8791736.
    • Hänsel, Eva Canan; Westphal, Michael; Meer, Philipp; Deuber, Dagmar. . ‘Context matters: Grenadian students' attitudes towards newscasters' and teachers' accents.Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 37, No. 1: 16–52. doi: 10.1075/jpcl.00085.han.
    • Hänsel, Eva Canan. . ‘Standard language ideology revisited: The case of newscasters in St Vincent and the Grenadines.’ In Ideology in postcolonial texts and contexts, edited by Sarkowsky, Katja; Stein, Mark U., 86–105.
    • Deuber, Dagmar; Hänsel, Eva Canan; Westphal, Michael. . ‘Quotative be like in Trinidadian English.’ World Englishes 40, No. 3: 1–23. doi: 10.1111/weng.12465.
    • Meer, Philipp; Westphal, Michael; Hänsel, Eva Canan; Deuber, Dagmar. . ‘Trinidadian secondary school students' attitudes toward accents of Standard English.’ Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 34, No. 1: 83–125. doi: 10.1075/jpcl.00029.mee.
    • Deuber, Dagmar; Hänsel, Eva Canan. . ‘The English of current Caribbean newspapers: American, British, in between or neither?’ In Corpus Linguistics, Context and Culture, edited by Wiegand, Viola; Mahlberg, Michaela, 43–74. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. doi: 10/1515/9783110489071_003.
    • Hänsel, Eva Canan; Deuber, Dagmar. . ‘The interplay of the national, regional, and global in standards of English: A recognition survey of newscaster accents in the Caribbean.’ English World-Wide 40, No. 3: 241–268. doi: 10.1075/eww.00031.han.
    • Hänsel, Eva; Deuber, Dagmar. . ‘Globalization, postcolonial Englishes, and the English language press in Kenya, Singapore, and Trinidad and Tobago.’ World Englishes 32, No. 3: 338–357. doi: 10.1111/weng.12035.
  • Scientific Talks

    • Hänsel, Eva Canan (): ‘A first approach to Standard English pronunciation in Grenada’. 8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE 8), University of Bamberg, .
    • Hänsel, Eva Canan (): ‘Context matters: Attitudes toward accents of newscasters and teachers in Grenada’. 20. Norddeutsches Linguistisches Kolloquium, Universität Osnabrück, .
    • Hänsel, Eva Canan (): ‘Does size matter? Opinions on an endonormative standard among teachers and students in Grenada’. Pluricentricity vs. Pluriareality: Models, Varieties, Approaches (Graduate School of Empirical and Applied Linguistics), University of Muenster, Germany, .
    • Hänsel, Eva Canan (): ‘Attitudes toward different accents of standard English in Grenadian schools’. International Conference of Sociolinguistics 1: Insights from Superdiversity, Complexity and Multimodality, Budapest, Ungarn, .
    • Meer, Philipp; Hänsel, Eva Canan (): ‘Attitudes towards Standard Accents in the Education Context in the Anglophone Caribbean’. 21st Biennial Conference of the Society for Caribbean Linguistics - Caribbean Languages 2 di World: Caribbean Languages in a Globalized World, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, .
    • Hänsel, Eva Canan (): ‘Standard Grenadian English? Students’ and teachers’ opinions on an endonormative standard’. Sociolinguistics Symposium 21 - Attitudes and Prestige, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spanien, .
    • Hänsel, Eva Canan (): ‘Newscaster accents in St Vincent and the Grenadines and their implication for the standard language ideology’. 26th annual GAPS conference: Ideology in Postcolonial Texts and Contexts, University of Münster, .