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Dr Andrew Feeney

Assistant Professor

Department: Humanities


I completed my first degree in Humanities (English and European Literature), before embarking in 1986 on a lengthy journey teaching English language in Spain, Colombia and the Middle East. I returned to Britain and the north east in 2000 and began work as a part-time lecturer in the School of Modern Languages. I became employed full-time in 2001 and, following a reorganisation, I moved to the then Division of English and Creative Writing which was soon to become part of the Department of Humanities. One of my major initial tasks was the design of the BA (Hons) English Language degree which was successfully validated in 2005 and for which I was programme leader for several years. Subsequent roles have included programme leader for our MRes in Language and Cognition, and subject lead for the postgraduate research programme.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Language evolution, narrative and the nature of cognition, Feeney, A., Edwards, R. 31 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Cognitive Science
  • Language Evolution and the Nature of the Human Faculty for Language, Feeney, A. 21 Sep 2018, Mind Matters in Second Language Acquisition, Multilingual Matters
  • Saussurian Biolinguistics? Bouchard’s Offline Brain Systems and Sign Theory of Language, Feeney, A. Nov 2018, In: Cognitive Semiotics

  • Linguistics PhD December 05 2014
  • Humanities BA (Hons) June 30 1986

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