Julie A. Tetel

Julie A. Tetel

Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literature

External address: 
319 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90015, Durham, NC 27708-0015
(919) 681-7610

Julie Tetel (Andresen) writes in the field of linguistic historiography, focusing on French, German, and American theories of language from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. She is the author of Linguistics in America 1769-1924: A Critical History (Routledge, 1990, paperback edition 1996). She is currently writing a manuscript entitled Observing Linguistics to be finished in 2004. She served for five years as the Director of the Duke Univeristy-University of Bucharest, Romania Faculty Exchange. Between 1985 and 1997 she published sixteen historical novels with mass-market publishers. In 1997 she founded her own publishing company, with two imprints: Generation Books (non-fiction) and Madeira Books (fiction).


  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1980
  • M.A., University of Illinois -- Urbana-Champaign 1975
  • B.A., Duke University 1972

Tetel, JA. "Review of Tractatus philosophico-philologicus de methodo recte tractandi linguas exoticas." 1984 Latin/German ed. C.F. Seidelmann (1724), Language in Society 13 (1987): 111-16. (Review)

Tetel, JA. "Why Do We Do Linguistic Historiography?." Semiotica 56 (1985): 357-70.

Tetel, JA. "Signs and Systems in Condillac and Saussure." Semiotica 44 (1983): 259-81.

Tetel, JA, and Tsiapera, M. "From Saussure to Chomsky: Linguistics and the Human Sciences." Innovations in Linguistics Education 1 (1980): 3-23. (Academic Article)

Tetel, JA. "Francois Thurot and the First History of Grammar." Historiographia Linguistica V (1978): 45-57.