About me






My TedED Lesson
"Does Grammar Matter?"

My NZ Science media blog
Lippy Linguist

My Conversation story feed

Guardian Science Weekly postcast

Bună ziua, kia ora and welcome to my page! My name is Andreea Calude, pronounced [an'drɛ-ə ka-lu-dɛ]. My married name is James.

I work as a senior linguist at the University of Waikato but I also offer language consultancy services. I research various aspects of (natural) language, including language evolution (how languages change, especially borrowing mechanisms), and grammatical structures (primarily, in English and Romanian) by adopting a cognitive and functional approach. I use corpora of real language interactions and blend quantitative and qualitative approaches to data. If you would like to see more about my loanwords project, see the loanwords project page or the Kiwi words page. Click here to see my Google Scholar profile.

You can hire me to speak and write for popular audiences (see Media page).

I am currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Platinum journal Te Reo - the Journal of the Linguistic Society of New Zealand.

I organise the Hamilton branch meetings for:

If you want to get in touch please email me. Thank you for visiting my page!

Picture taken by i-maani photography.