Background and activities

I'm professor of English language at the Department of Language and Literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. I defended my PhD thesis on Paul Grice's Cooperative Principle, in 2002. Since then, I made a detour via sociolinguistics before ending up with a specialism within translation studies, which is where I currently do most of my work within teaching and research.

I am currently head of the department's English section.

Research interests:

  • English as a global (source) language
  • Translation and language change
  • Translation of pragmatic phenomena (e.g. humour, politeness, swearing)
  • Song translation


I supervise MA and PhD theses within the abovementioned (and other) areas. Here's a list of some of the MA theses I have supervised: If you have an idea for a project, please don't hesitate to contact me.



I'm a member of IATIS (International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies).

Translation projects:

In 2012 I released a CD with my own translations into Norwegian of a selection of songs from Billie Holiday's reportoire (Eg vandrar langs kaiane, Øra Fonogram). In 2018 I released a second CD containing translations of English-language, Norwegian pop-songs into Norwegian (Løgn og forbannet gjendiktning, Øra Fonogram). Both are available in iTunes, and on YouTube.

Popular dissemination:

In addition to publishing articles for a broader audience in the daily press, appearing on radio and giving talks at various kinds of event (see CRIStin), I sometimes publish short articles on my blog, on the broad topic of 'English in Norway' (in Norwegian). I also produce content for Gyldendal's online learning platform Salaby.

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications

Artistic productions

  • Greenall, Annjo Klungervik; Högberg, Martin. (2018) Greenall, Högberg & the Language: Løgn og forbannet gjendiktning. Løgn og forbannet gjendiktning
  • Greenall, Annjo Klungervik; Högberg, Martin. (2017) Engelskspråklige, norske pophits på nynorsk. null
  • Greenall, Annjo Klungervik; Högberg, Martin. (2017) Norske, engelskspråklige pophits på nynorsk. null
  • Greenall, Annjo Klungervik; Högberg, Martin. (2016) Konsert på Oversatte dager 2016. null
  • Greenall, Annjo Klungervik; Högberg, Martin. (2016) Pop som poesi: Engelskspråklig norsk pop i nynorsk oversettelse. null
  • Greenall, Annjo Klungervik; Högberg, Martin. (2015) Norsk på nynorsk. null
  • Greenall, Annjo Klungervik. (2013) Billie Holiday på nynorsk: Minikonsert. Billie Holiday på nynorsk