Christian Langerfeld

Associate Professor Christian Langerfeld

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Professional and Intercultural Communication
Language and Communication Professional communication Metaphor in LSP Corpus analysis Legal language


Christian Langerfeld joined the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in his current position as a postdoc in 2014. He holds a Master’s degree in German linguistics from the University of Bergen (UiB) and received his Ph.D. also from UiB in 2015. In addition he is a government-authorized translator (Norwegian-German).

Christian Langerfeld’s research focuses on knowledge communication and corpus linguistic approaches to specialized communication in the domains of economics and law. In his Ph.D. thesis he analyses the cognitive dimension of metaphors in specialized communication within the domain of economics.

Before becoming an academic, Christian Langerfeld worked as a teacher of German as a second/foreign language in Germany and Norway.

Areas of expertise (Norwegian):
Fagkommunikasjon, Metaforer i fagspråk, Korpusanalyser, Juridisk språk

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
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German language and society