About me






I research Māori loanwords (see also Kiwi words), language evolution, cognitive grammar, corpus linguistics,
Romanian linguistics. Please email me if you would like PDFs of my articles which are not available here.

Mysteries of English Grammar (Routledge, 2021) Questions about Language (Routledge, 2020) Cleft Constructions in Spoken English (VDM Verlag, 2008)
UNDER REVIEW David Trye, Andreea Calude, Te Taka Keegan and Julia Falconer. (Under review). When loanwords are not lone words: Using networks and hypergraphs to explore Māori loanwords in New Zealand English TBA.

Andreea Calude. (Under review). Māori English: lexis, grammar and discourse. TBA.

2021 BOOK: Andreea Calude and Laurie Bauer. (2021). Mysteries of English Grammar, London: Routledge.

Andreea Calude. (2021). The history of number words in the world's languages: What have we learnt so far? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B(iology) Special Issue on the Prehistory of Languages, edited by Antonio Benitez-Burraco and Ljiljana Progovac. DOI 10.1098/rstb.2020.0206
2020 EDITED BOOK: Laurie Bauer and Andreea Calude. (2020). Questions about Language: What Everyone Should Know About Language in the 21st Century, London: Routledge.

Andreea Calude and Gerry Delahunty. (2020). 'Just Because' Constructions in Spoken and Written New Zealand English. Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching, (10 Year Anniversary Issue), Vol 11(1): 29-52. [PDF]

Jim Miller and Andreea Calude. (2020). Spoken and Written Language chapter in Handbook of English Linguistics. Second edition, pp. 549-568, edited by Bas Aarts and April McMahon (Blackwell/Wiley Press).

David Trye, Andreea Calude, Felipe Bravo-Marquez and Te Taka Keegan. (2020) Hybrid Hashtags - #YouKnowYoureAKiwiWhen your Tweet contains Māori and English. Frontiers Special Issue on Computational Sociolinguistics. doi.org/10.3389/frai.2020.00015. [PDF]
2019 Andreea Calude, Steven Miller, Sally Harper and Hēmi Whaanga. (2019). Detecting language change: Māori loanwords in a diachronic topic-constrained corpus of New Zealand English newspapers. Asia and Pacific Variation Journal, Vol 5(2): 109-137.

Eline Zenner, Laura Rosseel and Andreea Calude. (2019). The social meaning potential of loanwords: Empirical explorations of lexical borrowing as expression of (social) identity. Ampersand, Vol 6, doi.org/10.1016/j.amper.2019.100055. [PDF]

Katherine Levendis and Andreea Calude. (2019). Flagging loanwords and what they can tell us - a case-study from New Zealand English. Ampersand, Vol 6, doi.org/10.1016/j.amper.2019.100056. [PDF]

König, Jemma, Andreea Calude and Averil Coxhead. (2019). Using n-grams to automatically generate good pseudo-words and how to evaluate them. Applied Linguistics, Vol 41(6): 878-900, doi.org/10.1093/applin/amz045.

Andreea Calude and Suzanne Kemmer. (2019) Special Issue in honour of Frank Lichtenberk, Te Reo - the Journal of the Linguistics Society of NZ., 61(1). [PDF]

Andreea Calude. (2019). A corpus linguistics analysis of the Indirect Middle Construction in Romanian - just how peripheral is it? Te Reo - Special Issue in Honour of Frank Lichtenberk, 62(1): 130-154. [PDF]

Andreea Calude, Louise Stevenson, Hēmi Whaanga and Te Taka Keegan. (2019) Loanwords in Digital Discourse: Māori Loanwords in National Science Challenge websites. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand. doi.org/10.1080/03036758.2019.1662818. [PDF]

David Trye, Felipe Bravo-Marquez, Andreea Calude and Te Taka Keegan. (2019) Māori Loanwords: a Corpus of New Zealand English Tweets. Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) pp. 136-142. [PDF]

Mark Pagel, Mark Beaumont, Andrew Meade, Annemarie Verkerk and Andreea Calude. (2019). Dominant words rise to the top by positive frequency-dependent selection Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1816994116. [PDF]
2018 Andreea Calude. (2018). Around the World in a Loanword Babel Mag Issue 23: 10-16, May 2018.

Andreea Calude. (2018). The use of heaps as quantifier and intensifier in New Zealand English. English Language and Linguistics First view: 11 December 2017. Click here to download a copy of the data used for this paper. See media coverage of this project on TVNZ (TV3), Radio NZ , NZ Herald.
2017 Andreea Calude, Mark Pagel and Steven Miller. (2017). Modelling borrowing success - a quantitative study of Māori loanwords in New Zealand English. Corpus Linguistics and Linguistics Theory, to appear in Vol 15, Issue 2, in early 2018. [open source]

Andreea Calude. (2017). Sociolinguistic Variation at the Grammatical/Discourse Level: Demonstrative Clefts in Spoken British English. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(3): 429-455.

Andreea Calude. (2017). Testing the boundaries of the middle voice: Observations from English and Romanian. Cognitive Linguistics, 28(4): 599-630.
2016 Andreea Calude and Annemarie Verkerk. (2016). How to build the Number Line in Indo-European - a Phylogenetic Study. Journal of Language Evolution [open source doi: lzw003].
2015 Jeanine Treffers-Daller and Andreea Calude. (2015). The role of statistical learning in the acquisition of motion event construal in a second language. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 18(5): 602-623.
2014 Martin Haspelmath, Andreea Calude, Michael Spagnol, Heiko Narrog and Elif Bamyaci. (2014). Coding causal-noncausal verb alternations: a form-frequency correspondence explanation. Journal of Linguistics 50(3): 587-625.

Andreea Calude and Mark Pagel. (2014). Frequency of Use and Basic Vocabulary. In Pütz, Martin and Filipović, Luna (eds.) Multilingual Cognition and Language Use: Processing and Typological Perspectives pp. 45-72. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Alexander Onysko and Andreea Calude. (2014). Comparing the usage of Māori loans in spoken and written New Zealand English: A case study of Māori, Pākeha, and Kiwi. In Zenner, Eline and Gitte Kristiansen (eds.). New Perspectives on Lexical Borrowing. pp. 45-72. Berlin, New York: De Gruyter.

Esme Winter-Froemel, Alexander Onysko and Andreea Calude. (2014). Why some non-catachrestic borrowings are more successful than others: a case study of English loans in German, In A Koll-Stobbe and S Knospe (eds.). Language Contact in Times of Globalization. pp. 119-144. Frankfurt am Main: Lang.
2013 Mark Pagel, Quentin Atkinson, Andreea Calude and Andrew Meade. (2013). Reply to Mahowald and Gibson and to Heggarty: No problems with short words, and no evidence provided. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (35): E3254.

Mark Pagel, Quentin Atkinson, Andreea Calude and Andrew Meade. (2013). Ultra-conserved words point to deep language ancestry across Eurasia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 (21): 8471-8476. See media profile in Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, and The Washington Post. I was interviewed on National Radio about it on 13 May 2013 at 14:10.

Mark Pagel, Eric Atlschuler, Andreea Calude and Andrew Meade. (2013). Linguistic Evidence supports date for Homeric Epics. BioEssays 53(5): 417-420. See media profile in Scientific American and in History of the Ancient World.
2012 Andreea Calude and Gerald Delahunty. (2012). Inferentials: fixed or not? Token Volume 1: 59-82.
2011 Andreea Calude and Paul James. (2011). A Diachronic Corpus of New Zealand Newspapers. New Zealand English Journal 25: 1-14.

Andreea Calude and Gerald Delahunty, Gerald. (2011). Inferentials in Spoken English. Pragmatics 21(3): 307-340.

Andreea Calude. (2011). The Science of Numbers: does Language Help or Hinder? (in a special issue in the Honour of Prof. Roy Harris) Language Sciences 33(4): 562-568.

Andreea Calude and Mark Pagel. (2011). How do we use language? Shared patterns in the frequency of word-use across seventeen World languages. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 366: 1101-1107. This article is also printed in the book "Culture Evolves", Oxford University Press.
2010 Solomon Marcus and Andreea Calude . (2010). Syntactic Iconicity: With and Beyond Its Accepted Principles. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 4: 19-44. [giving me Erdös number 2.]

Andreea Calude and Steven Miller. (2010). Are Clefts Contagious in Conversation? English Language and Linguistics 13: 127-132.
2009 Andreea Calude. (2009). Formulaic Tendencies of Demonstrative Clefts in Spoken English. In R. Corrigan, E.A. Moravcsik, H. Quali and K.M. Wheatley (eds.) Formulaic Language: Volume 1. Distribution and Historical Change. pp. 55-76. Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
2008 Andreea Calude. (2008). Cleft Constructions in Spoken English, Berlin: VDM Verlag.

Andreea Calude. (2008). Clefting and Extraposition in English. ICAME - International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Journal 32: 7-33.

Andreea Calude. (2008). Demonstrative Clefts and Double Cleft Constructions in Spoken English. Studia Linguistica 62(1): 78-118.
2007 Andreea Calude. (2007). Light and heavy reflexive marking: the Middle Domain in Romanian. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics 5: 239-269.
2005 Andreea Calude. (2005). Reflexive-Middle and Reciprocal-Middle Continua in Romanian, (Peer-reviewed) Proceedings of the 2004 Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society, July 13-15, archived at University of Sydney.
2004 Andreea Calude. (2004). Machine Translation of Various Text Genres. Te Reo; the New Zealand Linguistic Society Journal 46: 67-94.
2001 Andreea Calude. (2001). Romanian Clitics: Siding with the French or the Serbo-Croatian? Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 1-4: 91-105.

Andreea Calude. (2001). The Journey of the Four Colour Theorem Through Time. The New Zealand Mathematics Magazine 38(3): 1-10.
2020 Review of Vyvyan Evans's "The Crucible of Language: How language and mind create meaning" in Australian Journal of Linguistics , Volume 41.
2017 Review of Natalia Levshina's "How to Do Linguistics With R: Data Exploration and Statistical Analysis" in Journal of Research Design and Statistics in Linguistics and Communication Science, 3(2): 286-272.
2016 Review of Beatriz Tizon-Couto's "Clausal Complements in Native and Learner Spoken English: A Corpus-Based Study with LINDSEI and VICOLSE" in The Australian Journal of Linguistics.
2015 Review of Stacey Katz Bourns and Lindsy L. Myers's "Perspectives on Linguistic Structure and Context" in The Australian Journal of Linguistics. DOI: 10.1080/07268602.2015.1084906.
2011 Review of Jim Miller's book "A Critical Introduction to Syntax" (Continuum) in The Australian Journal of Linguistics. 31(3): 519-530.
2010 Review of David Crystal's book "Just a Phrase I am Going Through: My Life in Language" (Routledge) in The Australian Journal of Linguistics. 30(3): 367-369.
2010 Review of Nicole Dehé and Yordanka Kavalova's book "Parentheticals" (John Benjamins) in Studies in Language. 34(1): 205-211.
2010 Review of Kathleen Ahrens's (ed.) book "Politics, Gender, and Conceptual Metaphors" (Palgrave) for the International Cognitive Linguistics Association.
2009 Pondering God and Grammar, review of Dan Everett's "Don't Sleep, There are Snakes - Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle", in Science. 323(23): 463.
2008 Review of Wallace Chafe's "The Importance of Not Being Earnest", for the Linguist List 19.3677, 01 Dec.
2002 A beautiful mind, review of John Casti's "Mathematical Mountaintops", in The New Zealand Listener. 183 (May 18-24).