ednaandrewsEdna Andrews is Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology, Nancy & Jeffrey Marcus Distinguished Professor of Slavic & Eurasian Studies, and Chair of the Linguistics Program at Duke University. She is also affiliated with the Duke Institute of Brain Sciences and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. She received her PhD from Indiana University and holds an honorary doctorate from St. Petersburg State University (Russia). Her books include Markedness theory: The union of asymmetry and semiosis in language, About Sintetizm, Mathematics and Other Things: E.I. Zamiatin’s novel WE (in Russian), The Semantics of Suffixation, Conversations with Lotman: Cultural semiotics in language, literature and cognition, A Calculus of Meaning: Studies in Markedness, Distinctive Features and Deixis (edited volume).  Her latest book is Neuroscience and Multilingualism (Cambridge University Press).  Articles in cognitive neuroscience and semiotics include “H.M’s Language Skills: Clues about Language and the Medial Temporal Lobe”, “Semiospheric transitions: A key to modelling translation”, “Language and Brain: Recasting Meaning in the Definition of Human Language”.  Her latest publication on “Cognitive Neuroscience and Multilingualism” can be seen in The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism (2018, J. Schwieter, ed., Wiley-Blackwell publishers). Professor Andrews was a guest editor for a special issue devoted to brain and language of the journal Brain Sciences.  Her current research includes imaging of second language acquisition and multilingualism, languages and aging, and language diversity and implicit bias. Her neurolinguistics lab is currently conducting new fMRI experiments: focusing on highly proficient bi- and multilinguals and looking at interactions of music and language. She is also P.I. for a new LRC grant from the U.S. Department of Education  (Language Resource Center) (2018-2022).