Norunn Askeland

Professor Emeriti

Fakultet for humaniora, idretts- og utdanningsvitenskap
Institutt for språk og litteratur
Campus Vestfold (D3-20)
- Ph. D. in linguistics, University of Oslo, 2008, Title of PhD- thesis: Textbooks and the Understanding of Communication. Metaphors and metaphor markers in textbooks in the subject of Norwegian for Lower Secondary School 1997-99 - MA in Nordic Languages and literature, University of Oslo, 1984, thesis about text linguistics and rhetorics in textbooks - Teacher education, English and Literature studies - Editor Aschehoug Publishing House, Oslo and before that teacher in lower and upper secondary school

Ansvarsområder

  • Discourse-oriented metaphor theory and analysis
  • Nonfiction writing and academic writing
  • New Norwegian didactics
  • Language and identity
  • Textbooks in a post-colonial perspective

Kompetanse

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CV

Curriculum Vitae per 025.05.2017

 

Norunn Askeland: email:  norunn.askeland@usn.no, tel 004797198351/004731009196

Title & Academic degree: Professor, Ph.D.

Affiliation: University of South Eastern Norway

Education:

·         1971: Teacher, Oslo University College, Faculty of Education

·         1976: Bac. Education, Nordic language and literature, University of Oslo, Faculty of  Humanities

·         1984: MA, Nordic language and literature, University of Oslo, Faculty of Humanities

·         2008: Ph.d., Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies,  University of Oslo, Faculty of Humanities

·         Title of PhD- thesis: Textbooks and the Understanding of Communication. Metaphors and metaphor markers in textbooks in the subject of Norwegian for Lower Secondary School 1997-99

Scientific positions:

·         2010-: Professor at Vestfold University College, Faculty of Education and the Humanities. (University of  South- Eastern Norway)

·         2008-2010: Associate Professor at Vestfold University College, Faculty of Education and the Humanities

·         2001: Fulbright Visiting Researcher, University of Berkeley, Dept of Linguistics

·         1996-2008: Assistant Professor at Vestfold University College, Faculty of Education and the Humanities

Key words

·         metaphors and education,  metaphors and ideology,  textbooks analysis in a postcolonial perspective, writing literary nonfiction, New Norwegian didactics

Member of research groups in the following projects, funded by The Norwegian Research Council and The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training

·         Learning resources and writing in educational textual cultures (2010-13) (project leader)

·         History of textbooks (2010-2014)

·         Children’s Learning about Language and through Language (2008-10)

·         Reading of Subject-Oriented Texts as Basic Skill in School Subjects (2006-09)

·         Evaluation of multicultural perspectives in textbooks (2004)

Other scientific functions

2014: Honorary External Consultant on our MA in the English programme at the Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires.

2010-: Referee for the international journals Linguistics Applied, Eecera Journal,  and for Norwegian publishers

2010- : Supervisor for  ph.d.-students in the field of pragmatic metaphor analysis, textbooks, non fiction and orientalism

2011- :  Elected assistant chair of the board  for scholarships in the Norwegian Non Fiction Writers’ and Translators’ Association

2009 – 2012:  Chair of committee for the development of Center for research on pedagogical texts at Vestfold University College

2011-2012: Member of committee for establishing a Ph.D-program within the area of text research at Vestfold University College.

2002-2004:  Member of the expert panel in The Norwegian Language Council..

 

Publikasjoner

Publications (selective)