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.
- Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington 1984
Andrews, E. "Recasting Animacy: The Codification of Perceptual Distinctions in Language." Ed. E Contini-Morava and Y Tobin. (2000): 205-223.
Andrews, E. "Jakobson between East and West: 1915-1939." SEEJ (The Slavic and East European Journal) (2000). (Review)
Andrews, E. "The Role of Semiotics in Modern Linguistic Theory." Ed. G Fowler. (2000).
Andrews, E. "Nine short articles on major figures and central theoretical constructs in semiotic and linguistic theory." Ed. P Cobley. (2000).
Andrews, E. "K opredeleniju semioticheskogo prostranstva." (2000).
Andrews, E. "The Tartu School at the End of the Twentieth Century." Semiotica 131 (2000): 267-71.
Andrews, E. "The Memory of Language in the Language of Memory." The Peirce Seminar Papers (An Annual of Semiotic Analysis) 4 (1999): 623-637.
Andrews, E. "The Jakobsonian Legacy in Contemporary Poetics." Semiotica 123 (1999).
Andrews, E. "Interpretants and linguistic change: The case of -x- in modern standard colloquial Russian." Journal of Slavic Linguistics 1 (1997): 199-218.