Associate Professor Marita Kristiansen


Marita Kristiansen 


Telephone: +47 55 959 282
Fax: +47 55 959 100
Title: Associate professor,
Nationality: Norwegian
Teaching languages: Norwegian, English
CV (English version)    

Teaching areas/course definitions
Undergraduate: English for business and administration (institutions, business communication), LSP and terminology

Terminology management, specialised communication skills

Present: Language resources and technology, domain and term dynamics, neology studies, language planning, corpus–based terminology studies, economic-administrative terminology
Former: Terminography, administrative terminology, disciplinary autonomy

Selected publications:




Termdist – a joint Nordic terminology training initiative. To appear in Nordic Terminology Statement – Visions and Applications. Nordic Academic Press [with co-author Ágústa  Þorbergsdóttir]


Domain loss. On parallel language use, language policy and terminology. In Ruijsendaal, E. and C. Wermuth (eds) TiNT-dag 2013. Gent: Academia Press, 9-25.

Concept change, term dynamics and cultural boundedness in economic-administrative domains. In Temmerman, R. & M. Van Campenhoudt (eds) Dynamics and Terminology. An interdisciplinary perspective on monolingual and multilingual culture-bound communication. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 235-256.

Landrapport Norge: Internasjonalisering og parallellspråklighet ved norske universitet og høyskoler.  In Frans Gregersen (ed) Hvor parallelt Om parallellspråkighet på Nordens universitet.  Copenhagen: Nordisk Ministerråd.  TemaNord 2014(535), 201-257 [with co-authors G. Kristoffersen and U. Røyneland]

Engelsk som undervisningssprog på nordiske universiteter - hvordan gør man? I: Hvor parallelt Om parallellspråkighet på Nordens universitet. Copenhagen: Nordisk Ministerråd 2014, p. 55-115. [co-editor, with J. Thøgersen, O. Josephson, M. Londen, L. Salö, & H. Bernhardsson]

Detecting specialised neologisms in researchers’ blogs. In Oakes, M., Ch. Johannsson & L. Hareide (eds). The many facets of corpus linguistics in Bergen. Bergen: BeLLs, 125-136.

Hvordan ivareta et norsk fagspråk i en internasjonaliserende hverdag. Om domenetap og parallellspråklig terminologiutvikling i høyere utdanning. In Nordand – Nordisk tidsskrift for andrespråksforskning 2012, 7(2), 85–112.

Corpus approaches to neology and their relevance for dynamic domains. In Neologica 6/2012, 43-62.
[with co-author G. Andersen]

Using web-based corpora to find Norwegian specialised neologies. In Communication and Language at Work 1/2012, 10-19.

Financial jargon in a general newspaper corpus. In Andersen, G. (ed.) Exploring Norwegian Newspaper Language –  Using the web to create and investigate a large corpus of modern Norwegian. Amsterdam/New York: John Benjamins. 257-283.

Domain dynamics in scholarly areas. How external pressure may cause concept and term changes. In Temmerman, R. and M. Van Campenhoudt (eds.) The Dynamics of Terms in Specialized Communication. An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Terminology 17(1)2011, 30-48

Terminor og Termportalen – nye initiativer for norsk terminologisk infrastruktur. Nordterm2009: Ontologier og taksonomier, 9.-12. June 2009, Copenhagen. 209-222.
[with co-author G. Andersen]

Language Planning in Higher Education. The Case of Microeconomics. In Heine, C. and J. Engberg (eds.) Reconceptualizing LSP. Online proceedings of the XVII European LSP Symposium 2009. Aarhus 2010

Domain dynamics and language planning. A comment on Niina Nissilä’s paper “Studying Concepts of Business Economics with Terminological Methods”. In Toft, B & N. Pilke (eds) Terminology science and research - Journal of the International Institute of Terminology Research, 18 (2007).
Looking back to move forward. Challenges related to deceitful parallel texts and slippery terms. In Dahl, T, J. Roald and I. Simonnæs (eds.) Synaps 21/2008. Festskrift for Magnar Brekke. Bergen: Norges Handelshøyskole. 73-90. [with co-authors K. Innselset and K. Øvsthus]
Complexity and indeterminacy in delineating scholarly areas. Some implications for LSP research and teaching. In LSP and Professional Communication 17(1) 2007. Copenhagen: DSFF, 62-84.
A terminological approach to multi-disciplinary domains and disciplinary autonomy. In Terminology science and research - Journal of the International Institute of Terminology Research, 17 (2006).
Disciplinary autonomy and concept relations in electronic knowledge bases. A theoretical approach to KB-N - a knowledge base for economic-administrative domains.
In SYNAPS - Fagspråk. Kommunikasjon. Kulturkunnskap, 17(2005). Bergen: NHH, 1-7.
(with co-authors K. Øvsthus, K. Innselset and M. Brekke
. Developing automatic term extraction. Automatic domain specific term extraction for Norwegian. In Proceedings of Terminology and Knowledge Engineering, Copenhagen, Denmark. 50-62.
The Multi-Disciplinary Nature of the Social Sciences. Investigating Disciplinary Autonomy in Organisational Behaviour by means of Terminological Analysis. Bergen: University of Bergen/NHH, thesis.
Textual and terminological bridgeheads for traversing the language gap. In Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Language Resources for Translation Work and Research, 38-43. [with co-author M. Brekke]
Emerging disciplines in the behavioural sciences. Assessment of disciplinary autonomy by terminological conceptual analysis. In Unesco Alsed-LSP Newsletter vol. 23, no.2 (50) December 2000. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School.