Anne Kari Bjørge

Professor Anne Kari Bjørge

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Professional and Intercultural Communication
English as a lingua franca Professional communication Intercultural communication Language management


Anne Kari Bjørge is professor of English. She has her doctoral degree in English linguistics from the University of Bergen (2001). Her research focuses on English as a lingua franca (ELF) in international business and how the choice of corporate language for a multilingual workforce impacts on social and professional identity. Other publications concern how negotiators handle conflict in ELF negotiations discourse, and how their practice relates to relevant theory.

At present she is engaged in a project concerning the corporate offshoring of language-sensitive services in Europe, and how this practice impacts on the role of English and minor languages of high-cost countries like Norway.

Her teaching profile concentrates on professional English and intercultural communication issues.

Anne Kari received NHH's publication bonus in 2012 for her article in Applied Linguistics on expressing disagreement in ELF negotiations. She was head of department for the period 2013–2017.

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Areas of expertise (Norwegian):
Fagspråkkommunikasjon, Interkulturell kommunikasjon, Flerspråklighet i arbeidslivet


Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Bjørge, Anne Kari; Tomescu Baciu, Sanda; Whittaker, Sunniva Student perspectives on future careers: What is the role of languages? A Romanian case study. Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai Philologia Volume 65 (3); page 49 - 64; 2020
Bjørge, Anne Kari; Whittaker, Sunniva Offshoring language-sensitive services: a case study Corporate Communications. An International Journal; 2018
Bjørge, Anne Kari; Sandvik, Alexander Madsen; Whittaker, Sunniva The recontextualisation of values in the multilingual workplace Corporate Communications. An International Journal Volume 22 (3); page 401 - 416; 2017
Bjørge, Anne Kari Conflict talk and ELF communities of practice The Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of English as a Lingua Franca; page 114 - 133; 2016
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teaching areas

English for professional purposes, Intercultural business communication, Cross-cultural management practice