Dr Andreea S Calude

Andreea Calude

Senior Lecturer, Convenor of Linguistics

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.

For more information see:
My own website
The Māori loanwords website

Tweets by AndreeaCalude

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

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)

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.

Recent Publications

  • Trye, D., Calude, A. S., Bravo-Marquez, F., & Keegan, T. T. (2020). Hybrid Hashtags: #YouKnowYoureAKiwiWhen Your Tweet Contains Māori and English. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence, 3. doi:10.3389/frai.2020.00015 Open Access version:

  • Calude, A. (2020). Is Written Grammar better than Spoken Grammar. In L. Bauer, & A. S. Calude (Eds.), Questions about Language What Everyone Should Know about Language in the 21st Century (pp. 65-79). Routledge.

  • Miller, J., & Calude, A. (2020). [Forthcoming] Speaking and writing English. In B. Aarts, & A. McMahon (Eds.), Handbook of English Linguistics (2nd ed.). Blackwell/Wiley Press.

  • Bauer, L., & Calude, A. S. (2020). Questions about Language What Everyone Should Know about Language in the 21st Century. Routledge.

Find more research publications by Andreea Calude



corpus linguistics, cognitive grammar, evolutionary linguistics, phylogenetics, Romanian linguistics, loanwords

Contact Details

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Calude, Dr Andreea 9339 andreea I.3.10A Linguistics/Applied Linguistics

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