Sunniva Whittaker

Professor (On leave) Sunniva Whittaker

+47 55 95 94 46 / +47 992 77 977
Professional and Intercultural Communication
Language and Communication French semantics and pragmatics Legal translation Language management


Sunniva Whittaker has been at NHH since 1996, first as associate professor and since 2003 as professor of French language. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Bergen (French, Russian and Comparative Literature), a Master’s degree (DESS) in Conference Interpreting from Ecole Supérieure d’Interprètes et de Traducteurs in Paris, and a Dr Art. Degree from the University of Bergen. She was Head of the Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication from 2003-2013 and was Deputy Rector and Dean for International Affairs at NHH from 2013-2017.

Sunniva Whittaker is a member of the Bergen Chamber of Commerce Internationalisation and Diversity Committee and was formerly the chair of the National Graduate Researcher School in Linguistics and Philology. She was the initiator and leader of the e-learning project JurDist (an online course in legal translation).

Sunniva Whittaker has published widely on French linguistics. In the past years her publications have focused on legal translation, contrastive legal terminology and language management.

Areas of expertise (Norwegian):
Juridisk oversettelse

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; Whittaker, Sunniva Language management in a multinational workforce: The knowledge worker perspective. HERMES - Journal of Language and Communication in Business (54); page 137 - 160; 2015
More publications in Cristin


French translation, French Business Language