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Hi, I am Andreea S. Calude, pronounced [an'drɛ-ə ka-lu-dɛ]. My married name is ASC James. I am a language consultant and I work as a professional linguist at the University of Waikato. I am the author of the TED ED Lesson "Does Grammar Matter?". I am an external member of the Human Language Technologies Research Center, University of Bucharest, Romania. You can view my Google Scholar profile here. I blog about for Sciblogs as Lippy Linguist. I also offer language consultancy services. If you want to get in touch please email me.

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LINGUISTICS IN THE POPULAR MEDIA:
I enjoy writing about language and linguistics in the popular media; see my latest piece below and Popular press for more.

NZ Royal Society blog piece "Words As Windows into our Minds, for the 150-years NZRS celebrations promoting linguistics research.

RECENT NEWS:
NZ Royal Society funds my project The dating game of loanwords: linguistic and sociolinguistic characteristics influencing loanword usage with a 3-year Marsden Fast Start, (2017-2020).

NZ Royal Society funds my work on language evolution with a 2-year Catalyst Seeding Fund (2017-2019).


Picture taken by i-maani photography