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Julie A. Tetel, Professor Emerita of English and Cultural Anthropology

Julie A. Tetel
Office Location:  303 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 681-7610
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Office Hours:   TUES/THURS 3:45 - 5:00


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


Research Interests:

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).

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. with Tetel, JA; Carter, PM. Languages of the World. An Introduction through Culture and Cognition. Wiley-Blackwell. WILEY-BLACKWELL, 2014.
  2. Tetel, JA. Linguistics and Evolution. A Developmental Systems Theory Approach. Cambridge University Press, 2013.  [author's comments]
  3. Tetel, JA. "Historiography’s contribution to theoretical linguistics." Chomskyan Evolutions and Revolutions: Essays in Honor of E.F.K. Koerner. Edited by Kibbee, D.  (January, 2010): 443-469.  [abs]
  4. Tetel, JA. "Toward a history of American Linguistics." Language  vol. 86 no. 1 (Spring, 2010).  [abs]
  5. Tetel, JA. "William Dwight Whitney in Perspective." Metascience  (Winter, 2006).

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