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Dr Andreea S Calude

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: BA (Linguistics), BSc (Mathematics), MA (Linguistics)(Hons), PhD (Linguistics) University of Auckland, CELTA/Cambridge

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About Andreea

I am a Romanian born New Zealander, currently working as a lecturer in linguistics, at the University of Waikato. Previously, I have worked at the University of Reading, in Mark Pagel's evolutionary biology and applied statistics lab, and at the University of Auckland, mostly in Linguistics, but also in the Department of Psychology, for the Austronesian Database Language project, under the guidance of Prof. Russell Gray, and the Centre for Pacific Studies, on the grammar and dictionary project for Takuu language, under the guidance of Prof. Richard Moyle.

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corpus linguistics, cognitive grammar, evolutionary linguistics

Research Interests

I have worked in various areas of theoretical linguistics, including morphology, syntax, corpus linguistics, and machine translation. My main current interests concern frequency-of-use effects in language. The projects I am involved in aim to understand frequency-of-use crosslinguistically (looking at the frequency of basic vocabulary words across different languages), in grammar (through typological work on causal/noncausal constructions), and in language contact (following the progress of Māori loanwords into New Zealand English). Additionally, I continue earlier work investigating the organisation of spoken grammar and the structuring of information in conversation, particularly with respect to cleft sentences and inferential constructions.

Forthcoming Publications

With Annemarie Verkerk. How to build the Number Line in Indo-European - a Phylogenetic Study.

Recent Publications

  • Calude, A. S., & Verkerk, A. (2016). The typology and diachrony of higher numerals in Indo-European: a phylogenetic comparative study. Journal of Language Evolution, 1-18. doi:10.1093/jole/lzw003

  • Calude, A. S. (2015). [Review of Perspectives on linguistic structure and context by Stacey Katz Bourns and Lindsy L. Myers (eds)]. Australian Journal of Linguistics, -online, 1-4. doi:10.1080/07268602.2015.1084906

  • Treffers-Daller, J., & Calude, A. (2015). The role of statistical learning in the acquisition of motion event construal in a second language. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 18(5), 602-623. doi:10.1080/13670050.2015.1027146

  • Haspelmath, M., Calude, A., Spagnol, M., Narrog, H., & Bamyacı, E. (2014). Coding causal-noncausal verb alternations: A form-frequency correspondence explanation. Journal of Linguistics, 50(3), 587-625. doi:10.1017/S0022226714000255

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Papers Taught


I am currently on the PhD supervision panel for Anita Pu "Research perceptions of a blended collaborative approach to writing and their practices" .

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Calude, Dr Andreea 9339 andreea I.3.11 Linguistics/Applied Linguistics/ESLA

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