David R Andrews


Professor, Emeritus Faculty


Department of Slavic Languages
General profile



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David Andrews earned his B.A. and M.A in Russian from Middlebury College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Slavic Linguistics from the University of Michigan. His graduate study included a year of coursework and research at the Pushkin Russian Language Institute in Moscow, where he had previously been an undergraduate exchange student.

Professor Andrews specializes in contemporary Russian socio- and psycholinguistics, with a particular focus on émigré Russian and on standard versus nonstandard speech forms. In these areas of interest he has published numerous articles and a monograph entitled Sociocultural Perspectives on Language Change in Diaspora: Soviet Immigrants in the United States. He was also guest editor of a special edition of the Heritage Language Journal on Russian as a heritage language.

Professor Andrews teaches all levels of the Russian language and several courses in linguistics, including Russian Phonology, Structure of Russian and History of the Russian Language. He derives great pleasure from his work in the classroom and was particularly honored to be among the recipients of the Executive Vice-President's Teaching Award in 1992 and the College Dean's Teaching Award in 1999.


  • Ph.D. (1988) University of Michigan, Slavic linguistics
  • M.A. (1986) Middlebury College, Russian
  • M.A. (1982) University of Michigan, Slavic linguistics
  • B.A. (1980) Middlebury College, Russian