Eva Canan Hänsel, M.Ed.
Eva Canan Hänsel, M.Ed.

Professur für Variationslinguistik (Prof. Deuber)

Johannisstraße 12-20, Room 111 (Georgskommende 14)
48143 Münster

Phone: +49 251 83-25631


Consultation hours: Wednesday 2-3 pm
  • Doctoral Thesis

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


    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: Regional, global and transnational aspects in standards of English ( - )
      Third-party funding : DFG - Individual Grants Programme | Project Number: DE 2324/1-1
  • Publications

    • 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 . [Accepted]
    • Hänsel Eva, Deuber Dagmar. . ‘Globalization, postcolonial Englishes, and the English language press in Kenya, Singapore, and Trinidad and Tobago.’ World Englishes 32: 338-357. doi: 10.1111/weng.12035.
  • Talks

    • 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 (presented by Philipp Meer) (): "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, .