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Sunniva Whittaker

Rector

 
Office:
A6002 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Sunniva Whittaker is the elected rector of the University of Agder for the 2019 – 2023 period.

As rector, she is also the Chair of the University Board. She represents the university externally in matters connected to UiA and higher education in general. She is also frequently consulted on various issues by private and public sector stakeholders locally, regionally and nationally.

Sunniva aims to create a culture of learning where students feel like partners in a community of knowledge. She works to achieve close collaboration with students through cooperation with student organizations and associations and by having her own student mentors.

Ensuring good research conditions for research groups and individual researchers is also a top priority.

In line with UiA’s vision of co-creation of tomorrow’s knowledge, she stresses the importance of further development of collaboration between industry and public institutions in the region,  including ensuring that students are connected to the labour market during their education.

An important aspect of this collaboration is promoting the knowledge that is co-created with industry and society. She works to strengthen the position of knowledge in the public debate, and consequently contribute to understanding and solving challenges in society.

Sunniva is aware of the importance of the university’s role in societal debate. In 2018, she arranged a conference where researchers from Norway and abroad discussed what role researchers of philosophy, literature, history and other humanities subjects should play in the public debate.

Sunniva was born in Trondheim and was raised in Canada, and considers both Norwegian and English as her mother tongues. She is a full professor, holding a PhD in French Linguistics from the University of Bergen and was formerly the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education at UiA. She has also held positions as Department Head and Vice Rector at NHH Norwegian School of Economics. She has studied French, Literary Science and Russian and is also a trained conference interpreter. Her PhD dissertation, which was written in French, explores how argumentation is integrated into language structures.

While working at NHH, she studied macroeconomics, marketing, organizational psychology, management and organizational theory. Her background in the humanities has given her a high level of cultural competence and human understanding. Sunniva recognizes the value of her interdisciplinary background and works to strengthen interdisciplinary collaboration at UiA.

Scientific publications

  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Tomescu Baciu, Sanda; Whittaker, Sunniva (2020). Student perspectives on future careers: What is the role of languages? A Romanian case study.. Studia Universitatis Babeş-Bolyai Philologia. ISSN: 1220-0484. 65 (3). s 49 - 64. doi:10.24193/subbphilo.2020.3.04.
  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Whittaker, Sunniva (2018). Offshoring language-sensitive services: a case study. Corporate Communications. An International Journal. ISSN: 1356-3289. doi:10.1108/CCIJ-04-2018-0040.
  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Sandvik, Alexander Madsen; Whittaker, Sunniva (2017). The recontextualisation of values in the multilingual workplace. Corporate Communications. An International Journal. ISSN: 1356-3289. 22 (3). s 401 - 416. doi:10.1108/CCIJ-09-2016-0062.
  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Whittaker, Sunniva (2015). Corporate values: A linguistic approach. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. ISSN: 1470-5958. 15 (3). s 347 - 362. doi:10.1177/1470595815606742.
  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Whittaker, Sunniva (2015). Language management in a multinational workforce: The knowledge worker perspective.. HERMES - Journal of Language and Communication in Business. ISSN: 0904-1699. (54). s 137 - 160. doi:10.7146/hjlcb.v27i54.22952.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2014). Contrastive legal discourse research. Corpus design and application. Revue Française de Linguistique Appliquée. ISSN: 1386-1204. 19 (1). s 49 - 57. doi:10.3917/rfla.191.0049.
  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Whittaker, Sunniva (2014). Language management. Global leadership practices : a cross-cultural management perspective. ISBN: 978-1-137-35000-8. Palgrave Macmillan. Kapittel 2. s 51 - 66.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2014). The harmonization of legal cultures, concepts and terms: Depth of harmonization and research design. Dynamics and Terminology: An interdisciplinary perspective on monolingual and multilingual culture-bound communication. ISBN: 9789027223401. John Benjamins Publishing Company. Kapittel 3. s 61 - 78.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva; Roald, Jan (2013). A la recherche de néologismes juridiques norvégiens et francais: discussion méthodologique. Arena Romanistica. ISSN: 1890-4580. 13s 296 - 311.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2013). L'intensification des noms de propriété. Langue française. ISSN: 0023-8368. 177 (1). s 127 - 140. doi:10.3917/lf.177.0127.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva; Roald, Jan (2013). Les normes discursives dans le langage juridique: défis terminologiques et traductologiques. La traduction juridique : points de vue didactiques et linguistiques. ISBN: 978-2-36442-028-1. Centre d'Etudes Linguistiques. 3. s 43 - 52.
  • Simonnæs, Ingrid; Whittaker, Sunniva (2013). The Bergen translation corpus TK-NHH – design and applications. The many facets of corpus linguistics in Bergen - in honour of Knut Hofland. ISBN: 978-82-998587-2-4. Bergen Language and Linguistics Studies (BeLLS). 7. s 93 - 106.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva; Roald, Jan (2011). The formation of legal terms: a case study. SYNAPS: A Journal of Professional Communication. ISSN: 1501-732X. 26s 90 - 93.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2010). Knowledge, Literature and Organization Management Science. Heroes and Anti-Heroes, European Literature and the Ethics of leadership. ISBN: 978-90-441-2650-1. Garant. 15. s 211 - 220.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2010). Knowledge, Literature and Organization Management Science. Heroes and Anti-Heroes, European Literature and the Ethics of leadership. ISBN: 978-90-441-2650-1. Garant. s 211 - 220.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva; Roald, Jan (2010). Verbalization in French and Norwegian Legislative Texts: a contrastive case study. Linguistic Insights: Studies in Language and Communication. ISSN: 1424-8689. 117s 95 - 109.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva; Roald, Jan (2010). Verbalization in French and Norwegian Legislative Texts: a contrastive case study. Legal discourse across languages and cultures. Peter Lang Publishing Group. s 95 - 109.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2007). Comparing Le N en question and the N in question. Comparing Anaphors, Between Sentences, Texts and Languages. Samfundslitteratur. s 196 - 206.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2007). Le comparatif nu d'adverbes en -ment. Travaux de Linguistique: Revue internationale de linguistique française. ISSN: 0082-6049. 54 (1). s 17 - 27.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2005). Description syntaxique et discursive des syntagmes nominaux de type N+dit complément adjectival, prépositionnel ou nominal. Journal of French Language Studies. ISSN: 0959-2695. 15 (1). s 83 - 96.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2004). Aspects syntaxiques, sémantiques et textuels du comparatif nu en tête de phrase. Romanische Forschungen. ISSN: 0035-8126. 116 (4). s 445 - 467.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva; Veland, Reidar (2004). Comme suivi d'un syntagme verbal à tête en -ant. Revue Romane. ISSN: 0035-3906. 39 (2). s 322 - 333.
  • Veland, Reidar; Whittaker, Sunniva (2004). Comme suivi d'un syntagme verbal à tête en -ant. Revue Romane. ISSN: 0035-3906. 39 (2). s 322 - 333.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2004). Etude contrastive des syntagmes nominaux démonstratifs dans des textes traduits du franais en norvégien et des textes sources norvégien: stratégie de traduction ou translationese?. FORUM: Revue internationale d’interprétation et de traduction / International Journal of Interpretation and Translation. ISSN: 1598-7647. 2 (2). s 221 - 239.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2004). Pronoms et articles démonstratifs: traduction de la reprise anaphorique en norvégien. ?. (14). s 45 - 61.
  • Roald, Jan; Whittaker, Sunniva (2004). Utvikling av en modul i fransk juridisk språk. ?. (14). s 39 - 44.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2003). Essai de description de l'expression anaphorique Le N en question. Travaux de Linguistique: Revue internationale de linguistique française. ISSN: 0082-6049. 46s 27 - 48.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2003). Etude contrastive des expressions anaphoriques ledit N et Le N en question. Revue de Linguistique Romane. ISSN: 0035-1458. 67 (267-268). s 445 - 462.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2003). Pour une description textuelle et discursive de l'expression anaphorique ledit N. Journal of French Language Studies. ISSN: 0959-2695. 13 (2). s 159 - 176.
  • Veland, Reidar; Whittaker, Sunniva (2001). Caractérisants à complément causatif et restructurabilité : exceptionnel de beauté / d'une beauté exceptionnelle. Travaux de Linguistique: Revue internationale de linguistique française. ISSN: 0082-6049. 41 (2). s 35 - 58.
  • Veland, Reidar Magne; Whittaker, Sunniva (2001). Caractérisants à complément causatif et restructurabilité: exceptionnel de beauté/d'une beauté exceptionnelle. Travaux de Linguistique: Revue internationale de linguistique française. ISSN: 0082-6049. (42). s 35 - 58.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2001). Problèmes liés à l'acquisition d'une compétence communicative dans une langue étrangère : le cas de la correspondance commerciale. Revue Française de Linguistique Appliquée. ISSN: 1386-1204. 2
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2000). Modulation et métaphores. ?. 9s 196 - 211.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (1999). Ingen dåp uten fødsel -noen betraktninger omkring oversettelsen av kreative metaforer i politiske taler. ?. 5s 103 - 115.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (1998). Aktivisering av studenter i undervisningen: Erfaringer med tenkeskriving og presentasjonsskriving i et kurs i fransk økonomisk geografi (How to enhance student participation). UPED-skrift. ISSN: 0805-2557. 20 (2).
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (1995). A la recherche de l'étalon : sur le comparatif tronqué. Faits de langues. ISSN: 1244-5460. (5). s 165 - 174.
  • Whittaker, Sunniva (2002). La notion de gradation Applications aux adjectifs. ISBN: 3906768171. Peter Lang. s 226.
  • Mohn, Klaus; Whittaker, Sunniva; Rice, Curt; Krumsvik, Arne H.; Skagen, Else Berit; Thøgersen, Øystein; Hagen, Margareth; Baardsen, Sjur; Tornquist, Peter; Vars, Laila Susanne; Henjesand, Inge Jan; Kristoffersen, Steinar; Aasen, Petter; Mæland, Bård; Borg, Anne; Yttri, Gunnar; Sødal, Sigbjørn; Hystad, Joar (2021). 18 rektorer om hjemmekontor etter pandemien.
  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Whittaker, Sunniva; Tomescu Baciu, Sanda (2019). Outsourcing as a motivating factor in EU foreign language acquisition.
  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Whittaker, Sunniva; Tomescu Baciu, Sanda (2019). International posture and the motivation for learning minor languages in an EU context.
  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Whittaker, Sunniva (2018). Language use and career pathing in offshore operations: a case study.
  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Whittaker, Sunniva; Madsen sandvik, Alexander (2015). Social identity in the linguistically and culturally diverse workplace: The impact of corporate values and language.
  • Bjørge, Anne Kari; Whittaker, Sunniva (2015). Social and professional identity in the multilingual workplace - the knowledge worker perspective.

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