From 1975 to 1981 Annette studied at the University of Navarre in Navarra, Spain.
From 1985 to 1987 Annette studied at Stockholm University in Stockholms Lan, Sweden.
From 1992 to 1997 Annette studied at the University of Bergen in Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.
Doctor in Linguistic, University Bergen, Norway, 1997.
Teacher from 1981-1984 at a Spanish High School. Assistant professor University Bergen, from 1998 to 2016. Full Professor at Høgskolen i Østfold since January 2017.