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Julie A. Tetel, Professor Emerita of English

Julie A. Tetel
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Office Location:  303 Allen Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 681-7610
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Ph.D.University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill1980
M.A.University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign1975
B.A.Duke University1972

Research Interests:

Julie Tetel 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 Observing Linguistics which will be finished in 2004. She was the Director of the Duke Univeristy-University of Bucharest, Romania Faculty EXchange. Between 1985 and 1997 she published sixteen historical romances 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:

Linguistics & Rhetoric
American Literature
History of Linguistics
Biological Linguistics

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 (January, 2010): 443-469.  [abs]
  4. Tetel, JA. "Toward a history of American Linguistics." Language 86.1 (Spring, 2010).  [abs]
  5. Tetel, JA. "William Dwight Whitney in Perspective." Metascience (Winter, 2006).

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