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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.


My research focuses on 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. Click here to see my Google Scholar profile.

If you would like to see more about my loanwords project, see the loanwords project page or the Kiwi words page.

I am part of the NZ Institute of Crime and Cyber Security at Waikato, and affiliated with the Hamilton branch of NZ Technical Communication Network , and the Human Language and Technologies Center in Bucharest, Romania.

New Zealand has a Linguistics Society, which I am a member of, and whose Platinum journal Te Reo, I am currently Editor-in-Chief. You can submit your article to the journal here.

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