Dr Andreea S Calude

Senior Lecturer

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

School of Arts


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, phylogenetics, Romanian linguistics, loanwords

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. My work is funded by the Marsden Grant of the Royal Society. I am the edior-in-chief of Te Reo - the Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand.

Forthcoming Publications

Calude, Andreea and Gerald DelahuntyJust-because constructions in spoken New Zealand English.

Calude, Andreea, Steven Miller, Sally Harper and Hēmi WhaangaMatariki - a case-study of Māori loanwords in New Zealand English.

Recent Publications

  • Levendis, K., & Calude, A. S. (2018). When you don’t know what you know – Use of Māori loanwords in a diachronic corpus of New Zealand English. In Fourth Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Conference (APCLC 2018). Conference held in Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

  • Calude, A., Stevenson, L., Whaanga, H., & Keegan, T. (2018). Theuseof Māori words in National Science Challenge online discourse. In Linguistics Society of New Zealand: Language & Society Conference. Conference held at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

  • Calude, A., Harper, S., Miller, S., & Whaanga, H. (2018). 'Matariki' – investigating the use of Maori loanwords in New Zealand English. In NWAVE-AP5 (New Ways of Analysing Variation - Asia Pacific 5) Conference. Conference held at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

  • Zenner, E., Calude, A., Rosseel, L., Harper, S., Miller, S., Whaanga, H., . . . Speelman, D. (2018). Lexical borrowing as expression of culture, identity and attitude – empirical investigations into the social meaning potential of loanwords. In Sociolinguistics Symposium 22 (SS22). Conference held in University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Papers Taught


Current supervision:

Anita Pu "Research perceptions of a blended collaborative approach to writing and their practices" (PhD)

Jemma Konig "Modelling Vocabulary Acquisition in Extensive Reading". (PhD)

Completed theses:

2018, Katie Levendis "Māori loanwords in New Zealand newspaper data - a case-study of Māori Language Week" (MA)

Contact Details

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