Beate Sandvei

Head of department Beate Sandvei

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Professional and Intercultural Communication
Language and Communication Spanish grammar Functional grammar Discourse pragmatics Corpus linguistics


Beate Sandvei joined the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in 2009 as an Assistant Professor of Spanish language. She has been in her current position as an Associate Professor since 2012. She holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Bergen and received her PhD degree from the University of Bergen in June 2012.

At NHH, she teaches Spanish language and society to students who choose Spanish as an elective course. In addition, she is involved in the on-line education project JurDist, where she is engaged in teaching legal translation (Spanish into Norwegian and vice versa). She is also engaged in the National Translator Accreditation Exam organized by NHH. Here she is responsible for the Spanish – Norwegian exam as well as being a member of the steering committee.

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Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Simonnæs, Ingrid; Langerfeld, Christian; Roald, Jan; Sandvei, Beate Teaching legal translation in Norway - JurDist: an online course Terminology science and research - Journal of the International Institute of Terminology Research Volume 25; page 28 - 39; 2015
Sandvei, Beate Funciones de las subordinadas adverbiales impropias en el español conversacional argentino: Análisis gramatical y pragmático SYNAPS: A Journal of Professional Communication Volume 1 (28); page 33 - 50; 2013
Sandvei, Beate La duplicación de los objetos directos en el español bonaerense Temas Iberoamericanos. Estudios dedicados a Birger Angvik y Willy Rasmussen; page 113 - 126; 2011
Sandvei, Beate El uso de la forma en -ra en las cláusulas relativas: ¿arcaísmo o innovación pragmática? Tribune : Skriftserie for Romansk institutt, Universitetet i Bergen Volume 1 (14); page 97 - 110; 2003
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teaching areas

Spanish language, Latin American culture and society