Gisle Andersen

Professor Gisle Andersen

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Professional and Intercultural Communication
Pragmatics and discourse analysis English and Norwegian language Language standardisation and policy Terminology and lexicography


Gisle Andersen has been in his current position as professor of English linguistics and business communication at NHH since 2008. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Bergen/University College London and received his Dr. Art. degree from the University of Bergen in May 2000. He has been Research Director at Aksis (later Uni Research Computing) and worked in the language technology industry as a product developer of Norwegian speech synthesis. Gisle Andersen has coordinated several externally financed projects and is currently responsible for the project Termportalen (, which develops a national portal for terminology across a wide range of scholarly fields, within the RCN-funded CLARINO project. He is also technical coordinator for the GLAD Global Anglicism Database project. 

He is a member of the National Committee for Language Standardisation and of the Norwegian Academic Council for English Studies.

Gisle Andersen has published widely in his fields of expertise with Journal of Pragmatics, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Nordic Journal of Linguistics, Cambridge University Press, Mouton de Gruyter and John Benjamins, among others.

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Areas of expertise (Norwegian):

Pragmatikk og diskursanalyse, Engelsk språk og norsk språk, Språknormering og språkpolitikk, Terminologi og leksikografi

Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Andersen, Gisle Det måtte bli «koronaen» Språknytt (1); page 14 - 16; 2021
Andersen, Gisle Phraseology in a cross-linguistic perspective: A diachronic and corpus-based account Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory; 2020
Andersen, Gisle Three cases of phraseological borrowing: A comparative study of as if, Oh wait and the ever construction in the Scandinavian languages Ampersand; 2020
Andersen, Gisle Relevance Corpus Pragmatics; page 143 - 168; 2015
Andersen, Gisle What Governs Speakers’ Choices of Borrowed vs. Domestic Variants of Discourse-Pragmatic Variables? Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change: Theory, Innovations, Contact; page 251 - 271; 2022
Andersen, Gisle Teorie relevance a nově vznikající diskurzní částice (Relevance Theory and Emerging Discourse Markers) Časopis pro moderni filologii; 2021
Andersen, Gisle On a daily basis … a comparative study of phraseological borrowing Anglicisms and Corpus Linguistics; page 13 - 30; 2021
Andersen, Gisle; Gammeltoft, Peder; Gundersen, Kjetil Termportalen - fra forprojsekt til fast finansiering Nordterm Volume 22; page 67 - 76; 2021
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English business language, British civilisation, Intercultural communication, English grammar