Edie Furniss

Lecturer, Undergraduate Advisor, Director of the Russian Language Program

Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University

M.A. Teaching a Foreign Language - Russian, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

B.A. Russian, Beloit College

Office: 1227B Cathedral of Learning

Edie Furniss directs the Russian language program and serves as Undergraduate Advisor for the department.

Courses Taught

All levels of Russian


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. (2017). 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 (pp. 129–152). Dordrecht: Springer.

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

Research Interests

Russian language pedagogy

Interlanguage pragmatics

Corpus linguistics

Foreign language materials development