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Julie Tetel Andresen, Professor of English and Chair of Linguistics

Julie Tetel Andresen
Contact Info:
Office Location:  307 Allen
Office Phone:  (919) 681-7610
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2015):

    Languages 207, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
    (also cross-listed as LINGUIST 210S.01)
  • ENGLISH 390S-7.01, SP TOPICS IN LANG & LIT Synopsis
    Allen 317, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as LINGUIST 390S.01, WOMENST 290S.03)
Office Hours:

Mondays and Wednesdays 2-4pm

Ph.D.University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill1980
M.A.University of Illinois-Urbana1975
B.A.Duke University1972

Research Interests: Linguistics

Current projects: Observing Linguistics: A Theory and Practice Workbook

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).

Areas of Interest:

History of Linguistics
Evolution and Language
Brain and Language

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. with Phillip M. Carter, Languages of the World. An Introduction through Culture and Cognition, in Wiley-Blackwell (2014)
  2. Linguistics and Evolution. A Developmental Systems Theory Approach (2013), Cambridge University Press  [author's comments]
  3. Toward a history of American Linguistics, Language, vol. 86 no. 1 (Spring, 2010), Linguistics Society of America, Washington DC  [abs]
  4. Historiography's contribution to theoretical linguistics, in Chomskyan Evolutions and Revolutions: Essays in Honor of E.F.K. Koerner, edited by Douglas Kibbee (January, 2010), pp. 443-469, John Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands  [abs]
  5. William Dwight Whitney in Perspective, Metascience (Winter, 2006)

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