Margrete Dyvik Cardona

Associate Professor Margrete Dyvik Cardona

+47 55 95 99 30
Department of Professional and Intercultural Communication
Spanish language and linguistics Discourse analysis Corpus linguistics Academic writing Poverty discourse Contrastive linguistics


Margrete Dyvik Cardona has been in her current position as associate professor of Spanish linguistics at NHH since 2018. She received her PhD degree in 2010 from the University of Bergen, where she later held a position as associate professor of Spanish linguistics.

While her PhD thesis focused on verbal tense and aspect, her current research interests include text and corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. Her main research project in recent years has been POLAME – Poverty, Language and Media: The cases of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. For this project, Cardona studied how Colombian newspapers construct and convey notions of poverty.

Her work has appeared in journals such as Hispania, Fachsprache, Peter Lang Publishing, Didáctica. Lengua y literatura, among others.

Furthermore, she has authored a book on Spanish syntax for Norwegian students, published at Universitetsforlaget.

She is in the process of initiating a new research project, Framing, agenda-setting and Mexican migrants to the USA, where she will examine, from a discourse perspective, how newspapers from the United States linguistically frame migrants from Mexico. The aim is to ascertain whether the migrants are presented in a way that could impede their successful integration into American society.

She is also engaged in science communication, with an article in Bergens Tidende (, an interview on NRK P2 (, and a blog on Spanish language (, which has several thousand readers.

Her teaching experience includes Spanish grammar, academic writing, translation, general linguistics and psycholinguistics.

Areas of expertise (Norwegian)

Spansk språk og lingvistikk, Diskursanalyse, Akademisk skriving, Fattigdomsdiskurs, Kontrastiv lingvistikk




Cardona, Margrete Dyvik

Spansk syntaks for nordmenn

Universitetsforlaget; 2017

Cardona, Margrete Dyvik

Poverty’s Agent: The framing of Poverty and Responsibility in Colombian Newspapers

Remaining Relevant; page 121-140; 2017

Cardona, Margrete Dyvik

La metáfora en el discurso económico: una aproximación alternativa al enfoque cognitivista

Fachsprache; 2015

Cardona, Margrete Dyvik

La enseñanza de las construcciones pasivas e impersonales con se en E/LE. ¿Cuántas distinciones son necesarias?


Didáctica. Lengua y literatura; 2015

Cardona, Margrete Dyvik; Didriksen, Anders Alvsåker; Gjesdal, Anje Müller

Korpusbasert undervisning i fremmedspråkene: La elevens nysgjerrighet sette dagsorden

Acta Didactica Volume 8; 2014

Cardona, Margrete Dyvik

Diagramas conflictivos: Hornstein, Bull y Rojo, y la temporalidad verbal en español

Hispania Volume 91 (3); 2008

Language and communication, Spanish language and linguistics, Academic writing, Translation, Intercultural professional communication