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Edna Andrews, Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Humanities Distinguished Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies and Director of Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies and Director of the Program and Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology and Faculty Network Member of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society

Edna Andrews
Contact Info:
Office Location:  321B Languages Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3142
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Teaching (Fall 2021):

  • Linguist 216fs.01, Neuroscience / human language Synopsis
    Languages 320, TuTh 10:15 AM-11:30 AM
  • Russian 506s.01, Semiotics and linguistics Synopsis
    Languages 320, TuTh 12:00 PM-01:15 PM
  • Russian 533.01, Culture and explosion Synopsis
    Languages 320, W 05:15 PM-07:45 PM

Ph.D.Indiana University at Bloomington1984
PhD HonoraryLeningrad (now St. Petersburg) State University, Saint Petersburg, Russia1991
MAIndiana University/Bloomington1980
BSUniversity of Alabama1979

Research Interests: Cognitive and Neurolinguistics, Slavic and General Linguistics, Russia (Language & Culture), Language & Memory, Semiotics

Areas of Interest:

Neurolinguistics and general linguistics
Semiotics of culture

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Andrews, E; Eierud, C; Banks, D; Harshbarger, T; Michael, A; Rammell, C. "Effects of Lifelong Musicianship on White Matter Integrity and Cognitive Brain Reserve.." Brain Sciences 11.1 (January, 2021). [doi]  [abs]
  2. Andrews, E. "The importance of Lotmanian semiotics to sign theory and the cognitive neurosciences." Sign Systems Studies 43.2-3 (January, 2015): 347-364. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Thompson, RJ; Walther, I; Tufts, C; Lee, KC; Paredes, L; Fellin, L; Andrews, E; Serra, M; Hill, JL; Tate, EB; 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. [doi]  [abs]
  4. Andrews, E. "Neuroscience and multilingualism."  January, 2014: 1-254.  [abs]
  5. Andrews, E; Frigau, L; Voyvodic-Casabo, C; Voyvodic, J; Wright, J. "Multilingualism and fMRI: Longitudinal Study of Second Language Acquisition.." Brain Sciences 3.2 (May, 2013): 849-876. [doi]  [abs]
Languages: Russian, Croatian, Polish, Modern Greek Reading Knowledge: German, French, Czech, Slovak, Ukranian, Belorussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Slovene, Old Church Slavonic Other Languages Studied: Yiddish, Chinese, Spanish, Georgian Computer Languages/Codes: Pascal, Basic, Fortran, HTML, Java (beginning level)

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