Gisle Andersen

Professor Gisle Andersen

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Professional and Intercultural Communication
Language and Communication Pragmatics and discourse analysis English and Norwegian language Language standardisation and policy Terminology and lexicography


Gisle Andersen has been in his current position as professor of English linguistics and business communication at NHH since 2008. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Bergen/University College London and received his Dr. Art. degree from the University of Bergen in May 2000. He has been Research Director at Aksis (later Uni Research Computing) and worked in the language technology industry as a product developer of Norwegian speech synthesis. Gisle Andersen has coordinated several externally financed projects and is currently responsible for the project Termportalen (, which develops a national portal for terminology across a wide range of scholarly fields, within the RCN-funded CLARINO project. He is also technical coordinator for the GLAD Global Anglicism Database project. 

He is a member of the National Committee for Language Standardisation and of the Norwegian Academic Council for English Studies.

Gisle Andersen has published widely in his fields of expertise with Journal of Pragmatics, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Nordic Journal of Linguistics, Cambridge University Press, Mouton de Gruyter and John Benjamins, among others.

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Areas of expertise (Norwegian):

Pragmatikk og diskursanalyse, Engelsk språk og norsk språk, Språknormering og språkpolitikk, Terminologi og leksikografi

Selected publications

Author(s) Title Publisher
Andersen, Gisle Det måtte bli «koronaen» Språknytt (1); page 14 - 16; 2021
Andersen, Gisle Phraseology in a cross-linguistic perspective: A diachronic and corpus-based account Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory; 2020
Andersen, Gisle Three cases of phraseological borrowing: A comparative study of as if, Oh wait and the ever construction in the Scandinavian languages Ampersand; 2020
Andersen, Gisle Relevance Corpus Pragmatics; page 143 - 168; 2015
Andersen, Gisle Scandinavian lexical borrowings in English – a socio-pragmatic perspective Language Contact and the History of English; page 69 - 88; 2023
Cartier, Emmanuel; Onysko, Alexander; Winter-Froemel, Esme; Zenner, Eline; Andersen, Gisle; Hilberink-Schulpen, Béryl; Nederstigt, Ulrike; Peterson, Elizabeth; van Meurs, Frank Linguistic repercussions of COVID-19: A corpus study on four languages Open Linguistics Volume 8 (1); page 751 - 766; 2022
Andersen, Gisle What Governs Speakers’ Choices of Borrowed vs. Domestic Variants of Discourse-Pragmatic Variables? Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change: Theory, Innovations, Contact; page 251 - 271; 2022
Andersen, Gisle; Gammeltoft, Peder The Role of CLARIN in Advancing Terminology: The Case of Termportalen – the National Terminology Portal for Norway CLARIN. The Infrastructure for Language Resources; 2022
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English business language, British civilisation, Intercultural communication, English grammar