Johanna Hartmann
© 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 83-24298
E-Mail: johanna.hartmann

External Profiles:

  • 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.

  • Talks

    • Hartmann, Johanna. (2023). Tomorrow’s teachers’ perceptions of global Englishes. Global Englishes Language Teaching Symposium, University of Münster, Germany, 31/05/2023.
    • Hartmann, Johanna (2019). Language attitude research among mobile speakers from anglophone Africa. 8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE 2019), University of Bamberg, Germany, 28/09/2019.
    • Hartmann, Johanna (2019). Pluricentricity and Standard Englishes in Africa – Evidence from a Language Attitude Study. Pluricentricity vs. Pluriareality – Models, Varieties Approaches (PLUR 19), University of Münster, Germany, 10/02/2019.
    • Hartmann, Johanna (2017). Mobile anglophone Africans’ attitudes to different varieties of English. ISLE Summer School 2017, University of Regensburg, Germany, 07/10/2017.
    • Hartmann, Johanna (2017). The clash of Englishes in the lives of educated Kenyans and Nigerians in Germany. Approaches to Language, Migration and Identity (AMLI 2017), University of Lausanne, Switzerland, 05/05/2017.
    • Hartmann, Johanna (2014). Attitudes to different accents of English in African communities in the UK and Germany. Guest lecture. Departmental seminar series, Linguistics Department, SOAS, University of London, UK, 09/12/2014.
    • Hartmann, Johanna (2014). Language attitudes on the move – beyond exonormativity & endonormativity? The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 3), University of Zürich, Switzerland, 25/08/2014.
    • Wulfert, Johanna (2013). Mobile outer circle speakers' attitudes towards different varieties of English. Englishes Today, University of Vigo, Spain, 18/10/2013.
  • Publications

    • Meer, P., Hartmann, J., & Rumlich, D. (2022). Attitudes of German high school students toward different varieties of English. Applied Linguistics, 43(3), 538–562.
    • Westphal, M., Lau, K. M., Hartmann, J., & Deuber, D. (2022). Phonetic variation in Standard English spoken by Trinidadian professionals. Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, 37(2), 357–394.
    • Hartmann, J. (2021). Tomorrow’s teachers’ perceptions of Global Englishes. In M. Callies, S. Hehner, P. Meer, & M. Westphal, Glocalising Teaching English as an International Language (1st ed., pp. 46–62). Routledge.
    • Meer, P., Hartmann, J., & Rumlich, D. (2021). Folklinguistic perceptions of Global Englishes among German learners of English. European Journal of Applied Linguistics, 9(2), 391–416.
    • Wilson, G., Westphal, M., Hartmann, J., & Deuber, D. (2017). The use of question tags in different text types of Trinidadian English. World Englishes, 36(4), 726–743.
  • Teaching