Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies
Edna Andrews is Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology, Nancy & Jeffrey Marcus Distinguished Professor of Slavic & Eurasian Studies, and Chair of the Linguistics Program at Duke University. She received her PhD from Indiana University and holds an honorary doctorate from St. Petersburg State University (Russia). Her books include Markedness theory: The union of asymmetry and semiosis in language (1990), About Sintetizm, Mathematics and Other Things: E.I. Zamiatin's novel WE (1994, in Russian), The Semantics of Suffixation (1996), Conversations with Lotman: Cultural semiotics in language, literature and cognition (2003), A Calculus of Meaning: Studies in Markedness, Distinctive Features and Deixis (1996, edited volume). Her newest book is Neuroscience and Multilingualism (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Recent articles in cognitive neuroscience and semiotics include "H.M's Language Skills: Clues about Language and the Medial Temporal Lobe" (2005), "Semiospheric transitions: A key to modelling translation" (2009), "Language and Brain: Recasting Meaning in the Definition of Human Language" (2011). Professor Andrews is the guest editor for a special issue devoted to brain and language of the journal Brain Sciences (2013). Her current research includes an extensive longitudinal fMRI study of second language acquisition and multilingualism. The first paper published from this study appeared in Brain Sciences 2013, 3(2), 849-876 (Multilingualism and fMRI: A Longitudinal Study of Second Language Acquisition. Co-authored with C. Casabo-Voyvodic, J. Voyvodic and J. Wright.) Professor Andrews was awarded the University Scholar/Teacher award on September 26, 2013 by the President of Duke University, Richard Brodhead.
2014-2018 LRC Proposal awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2018
Research and Writing on Russia awarded by Carnegie Corporation of New York (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2017
Language Resource Centers awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2015
Slavic & Eurasian Language Resource Center NRC awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2014
National Resource Center awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2011
National Resource Centers awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2010
National Resource Center/Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2006 to 2007
Slavic & East European Language Resource Center awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2002 to 2007
National Resource Centers awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2007
Title VI National Resource Center/Foreign Language & Area Studies Fellowships awarded by Department of Education (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2006
Andrews, E. Neuroscience and multilingualism. January 1, 2014.
Andrews, E, and Dickey, S. Slavic Linguistics: In Honor of Ronald Feldstein. 2011.
Andrews, E, and Maksimova, E. Russian Translation: Theory and Practice (2 volumes). Routledge Publishers, 2010.
Andrews, E. Slavic Linguistics 2K: A Retrospective Volume. Ed. E Andrews, S Franks, R Feldstein, and F G. Slavika Publishers, 2006.
Andrews, E. Conversations with lotman: Cultural semiotics in language, literature, and cognition. January 1, 2003.
Andrews, E. Contemporary Russian Studies: Language, Culture, Text. GLOSSOS, 2002.
Andrews, E. Russian: A Grammar of Contemporary Russian. Lincom Europa, Munchen, 2001.
Andrews, E, Averyanova, G, and Pyadusova, G. Russian Verb: Forms and Functions. Russkij jazyk: Moscow, 1997.
Andrews, E. The semantics of suffixation in Russian. Munchen, Germany: Lincom Europa, 1996.
Benjamins, J. A Calculus of Meaning: Studies in Markedness, Distinctive Features and Deixis. Ed. E Andrews and Y Tobin. 1996.
Andrews, E. "The importance of Lotmanian semiotics to sign theory and the cognitive neurosciences." Sign Systems Studies 43.2/3 (December 1, 2015): 347-347. Full Text
Thompson, RJ, Walther, I, Tufts, C, Lee, KC, Paredes, L, Fellin, L, Andrews, E, Serra, M, Hill, JL, Tate, EB, and Schlosberg, L. "Development and Assessment of the Effectiveness of an Undergraduate General Education Foreign Language Requirement." Foreign Language Annals 47.4 (December 2014): 653-668. Full Text
Andrews, E, Frigau, L, Voyvodic-Casabo, C, Voyvodic, J, and Wright, J. "Multilingualism and fMRI: Longitudinal Study of Second Language Acquisition." Brain sciences 3.2 (January 2013): 849-876. Full Text
Andrews, E, Bae, C, Davis, N, Kang, P, Mehta, N, and Hausburg, T. "Speech and Sung Phoneme Perception." (2011). (Academic Article)
Andrews, E. "Language and brain: Recasting meaning in the definition of human language." SEMIOTICA 184.1-4 (2011): 11-32. Full Text
Andrews, E. "Markedness Theory: Tense and Aspect in the Russian Verb." Ed. R Binnick. (2010).
Andrews, E. "Series of articles on semiotic topics." Ed. P Cobley. (2009).
Andrews, E. "“The Semiotics of Jurij Lotman.”." (2008).
V. Conferences and Invited Lectures A. Conferences organized: 1. JULY 2009: We won a bid from the U.S. Department of Defense to host their LEARN conference, devoted to Russian language and linguistics. I was one of the keynote speakers. Other partic...