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Edie Anne Furniss

Edie Anne Furniss

Edie Anne Furniss, Ph.D.
Instructional Assistant Professor
Office: 217 AH
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  • PhD, Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University, 2015
  • MA, Teaching a Foreign Language – Russian with a Certificate in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, 2010
  • BA, Russian, Beloit College, 2007

Research Interests

  • Interlanguage pragmatics
  • Corpus linguistics
  • Foreign language materials development
  • Computer-assisted language learning


  • Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced Intermediate, and Advanced Russian Listening (Indiana University Summer Language Workshop)
  • Advanced Intermediate and Advanced Russian Conversation (Indiana University Summer Language Workshop)
  • First- and Second-Year Russian (Beloit College Center for Language Studies)

Selected Publications

Furniss, E. (in press). Teaching pragmatics with corpus data: The development of a corpus-referred website for the instruction of routine formulas in Russian. In J. Romero-Trillo (Ed.), Yearbook of corpus linguistics and pragmatics: Global implications for culture and society in the networked age. Dordrecht: Springer.
Kisselev, O., & Furniss, E. (in press). Corpus linguistics and Russian language pedagogy. In E. Dengub, I. Dubinina, & J. Merrill (Eds.), The Art of Teaching Russian. Bloomington, IN: Slavica.
Furniss, E. (2016). Teaching the pragmatics of Russian conversation using a corpus-referred website. Language Learning & Technology, 20(2), 38–60.

Oliver, D., & Furniss, E. (2013). Russian full circle: A first-year Russian textbook. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Furniss, E. (2013). Using a corpus-based approach to Russian as a foreign language materials development. Russian Language Journal, 63, 195-212