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.
Areas of expertise (Norwegian):
Fagspråkkommunikasjon, Interkulturell kommunikasjon, Flerspråklighet i arbeidslivet
|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|
|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|
English for professional purposes, Intercultural business communication, Cross-cultural management practice