Dr. Lisa Jansen

Professur für Variationslinguistik (Prof. Deuber)
Dr. Lisa Jansen

Johannisstr. 12-20, Room 307
48143 Münster
lisa.jansen@wwu.de

External Profile:

  • Research Areas

    • Sociolinguistics
    • Language and Pop Culture
    • Global Englishes
    • Language Attitudes/Folklinguistics
    • https://lisaloveslinguistics.wordpress.com/
  • Doctoral Thesis

    English rock and pop performances: A sociolinguistic investigation of British and American language perceptions and attitudes

    Supervisors

    https://doi.org/10.1075/impact.51


     
    This book addresses the phenomenon of non-American rock and pop singers emulating an Americanized singing style for performance purposes. By taking a novel approach to this pop cultural trend and drawing attention to the audience, British and American students’ perceptions of English rock and pop performances were elicited. Interviews guided by various music clips were conducted and analyzed through a detailed qualitative content analysis. The interviewees' responses provide important insights into social meanings attached to Americanized voices and local British accents in the respective genres and show how British and American attitudes toward these performance accents differ. These perceptions and attitudes are illustrated by developing associative fields which offer a fresh view on the notion of indexicalities.
    An engaging folk linguistic investigation of a relatable everyday pop culture phenomenon, this book makes complex sociolinguistic phenomena easily approachable and qualitative research accessible. It is suitable for intermediate students onward and inspires further research projects in the field of language performances.

  • Teaching

    Seminare

    Übungen

    Sonstige Lehrveranstaltungen

  • Projects

    • Funny or offensive? Performance and perceptions of stereotypes in “Jamaican Countdown” (since )
      Own resources project
  • Publications

    • Jansen, Lisa. . English rock and pop performances: A sociolinguistic investigation of British and American language perceptions and attitudes. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. doi: 10.1075/impact.51.
    • Jansen, Lisa; Gerfer, Anika. . ‘The Arctic Monkeys live at the Royal Albert Hall: Investigating Turner’s “lounge singer shimmer”.’ In Stylistic Approaches to Pop Culture, edited by V. Werner & C. Schubert, .. New York: Routledge. [online first]
    • Jansen Lisa, Westphal Michael. . Caribbean identity in pop music: Rihanna’s and Nicki Minaj’s multivocal pop personas. Kingston: The University of the West Indies Press. [online first]
    • Westphal, Michael, Jansen, Lisa. . ‘English in Global Pop Music.’ In Bloomsbury World Englishes Volume 1: Paradigms, edited by Schneider, Britta, Heyd, Theresa, Saraceni, Mario, 190-206. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. doi: 10.5040/9781350065833.0020.
    • Jansen Lisa. . ‘“Britpop is a thing, damn it”: On British attitudes towards American English and an Americanized singing style.’ In The Language of Pop Culture, edited by Werner Valentin, 116-135. New York: Routledge.
    • Jansen Lisa, Westphal Michael. . ‘Rihanna works her multivocal pop persona: A morpho-syntactic and accent analysis of Rihanna's singing style.’ English Today 33, No. 2: 46-55. doi: 10.1017/S0266078416000651.
    • Jansen, Lisa, Padberg-Schmitt, Britta. . „Deutsch-Englischer Sprachvergleich.“ In Multikulturelles Deutschland im Sprachvergleich. Das Deutsche im Fokus der am meisten kommunizierten Migrantensprachen: Handbuch für DaF- Lehrende und Studierende, für Pädagogen und Erzieher, herausgegeben von Leontiy, Halyna, 47-75. Münster: LIT Verlag.
  • Talks

    • Jansen, Lisa; Gerfer Anika (): ‘The Arctic Monkeys live at the Royal Albert Hall: Investigating Turner's 'lounge singer shimmer'’. Lecture Series Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics, University of Münster, Münster, Germany, .
    • Jansen, Lisa (): ‘Performance and perception: Exploring linguistic stylization in English pop and rock’. International Conference, Stylistic Approaches to Pop Culture, University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany/Online, .
    • Jansen, Lisa (): ‘Associative fields: A closer look at perceptions of English rock and pop performances’. Lecture Series Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics, University of Münster, Münster, Germany, .
    • Jansen, Lisa; Westphal, Michael (): ‘Performing Caribbean identity in pop music: Rihanna & Nicki Minaj’. 2nd Bremen Student Conference in English Linguistics, University of Bremen, Germany, .
    • Jansen, Lisa; Gerfer, Anika (): ‘The Arctic Monkeys then and now’. 8th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Bamberg, Bamberg, Germany, .
    • Jansen, Lisa (): ‘“It’s more common for Brits to sound American” British and American perceptions of music performances.’ 2nd International Conference on Sociolinguistics: Insights from Superdiversity, Complexity and Multimodality , Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, .
    • Jansen, Lisa; Westphal, Michael (): ‘Caribbean queen? Rihanna and Nicki Minaj’s multivocal pop personas’. Münsters Wissen frisch gezapft!, University of Münster, Germany, .
    • Jansen, Lisa; Westphal, Michael (): ‘Caribbean queen? Rihanna and Nicki Minaj’s multivocal pop personas’. Lecture Series Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics, University of Münster, Münster, Germany., .
    • Jansen, Lisa; Westphal, Michael (): ‘Caribbean queen? Rihanna and Nicki Minaj’s multivocal pop personae’. 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Vigo, Spain, .
    • Jansen Lisa (): ‘"Where are they from?" British and American perceptions of music performances’. 7th Biennal International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE), Universidade de Vigo, Vigo, Spain, .
    • Jansen Lisa (): ‘Attitudes towards English pop and rock performances’. 1st International Conference on Sociolinguistics. Insights from Superdiversity, Complexity and Multimodality, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, .
    • Jansen L (): ‘Attitudes towards English pop and rock performances’. Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain, .
    • Jansen Lisa (): ‘British attitudes towards an 'American accent' in English pop and rock performances’. The Sociolinguistics of Globalisation, University of Hong Kong, Hongkong, China, .
    • Jansen Lisa (): ‘Performance and attitudes: The sociolinguistics of English pop and rock music’. Lecture Series: Hotspots in Literary/Cultural Studies and Linguistics, WWU Münster, Münster, Deutschland, .