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I research Māori loanwords, language evolution, cognitive grammar, corpus linguistics, Romanian linguistics.
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BOOKS 2020 Laurie Bauer and Calude, Andreea. Linguistics Questions of the Century, Routledge.
2008 Calude, Andreea. Cleft Constructions in Spoken English, Berlin: VDM Verlag.

SPECIAL ISSUES In prep Calude, Andreea and Suzanne Kemmer. Special Issue in honour of Frank Lichtenberk, Te Reo - the Journal of the Linguistics Society of NZ. Publication date June 2019.
In prep Eline Zenner, Andreea Calude and Laura Rosseel. Lexical borrowing as expression of culture, identity and attitude. Ampersand. Publication date mid-2019.
In prep Katie Levendis and Andreea Calude. Flagging loanwords and what they can tell us - a case-study from New Zealand English. Ampersand.
In prep Andreea Calude, Louise Stevenson, Hēmi Whaanga and Te Taka Keegan. Loanwords in Digital Discourse: Māori Loanwords in National Science Challenge websites.
Submitted Jemma Konig, Andreea Calude and Averil Coxhead. Using n-grams to automatically generate good pseudo-words and how to evaluate them.
Submitted Calude, Andreea. A corpus linguistics analysis of Indirect Middle Constructions in Romanian - just how peripheral are they?
Submitted Calude, Andreea, Steven Miller, Sally Harper and Hēmi Whaanga. Matariki - a case-study of Māori loanwords in New Zealand English.
Submitted Calude, Andreea and Gerald Delahunty. Just-because constructions in spoken New Zealand English.
2018 Calude, Andreea. Around the World in a Loanword Babel Mag Issue 23, May 2018.
2018 Calude, Andreea. 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 Calude, Andreea; Pagel, Mark and Miller, Steven. 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]
2017 Calude, Andreea. Sociolinguistic Variation at the Grammatical/Discourse Level: Demonstrative Clefts in Spoken British English. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, 22(3): 429-455.
2017 Calude, Andreea. Testing the boundaries of the middle voice: Observations from English and Romanian. Cognitive Linguistics, 28(4): 599-630.
2016 Calude, Andreea and Verkerk, Annemarie. How to build the Number Line in Indo-European - a Phylogenetic Study. Journal of Language Evolution [open source doi: lzw003].
2015 Treffers-Daller, Jeanine and Calude, Andreea. 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 Haspelmath, Martin; Calude, Andreea; Spagnol, Michael; Narrog, Heiko and Bamyaci, Elif. Coding causal-noncausal verb alternations: a form-frequency correspondence explanation. Journal of Linguistics 50(3): 587-625.
2014 Calude, Andreea and Pagel, Mark. 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.
2014 Onysko, Alexander and Calude, Andreea. 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.
2014 Onysko, Alexander; Winter-Froemel, Esme and Calude, Andreea. 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 Pagel, Mark; Atkinson, Quentin; Calude, Andreea and Meade, Andrew. 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.
2013 Pagel, Mark; Atkinson, Quentin; Calude, Andreea and Meade, Andrew. 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.
2013 Pagel, Mark; Atlschuler, Eric; Calude, Andreea and Meade, Andrew. 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 Calude, Andreea and Delahunty, Gerald. Inferentials: fixed or not? Token Volume 1: 59-82.
2011 Calude, Andreea and James, Paul. A Diachronic Corpus of New Zealand Newspapers. New Zealand English Journal 25: 1-14.
2011 Calude, Andreea and Delahunty, Gerald. Inferentials in Spoken English. Pragmatics 21(3): 307-340.
2011 Calude, Andreea. 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.
2011 Calude, Andreea and Pagel, Mark. 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 Marcus, Solmon and Calude, Andreea. Syntactic Iconicity: With and Beyond Its Accepted Principles. Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 4: 19-44. [giving me Erdös number 2.]
2010 Calude, Andreea and Miller, Steven. Are Clefts Contagious in Conversation? English Language and Linguistics 13: 127-132.
2009 Calude, Andreea. 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. Philadelphia: John Benjamins, pp. 55-76.
2008 Calude, Andreea. Clefting and Extraposition in English. ICAME - International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English Journal 32: 7-33.
2008 Calude, Andreea. Demonstrative Clefts and Double Cleft Constructions in Spoken English. Studia Linguistica 62(1): 78-118.
2007 Calude, Andreea. Light and heavy reflexive marking: the Middle Domain in Romanian. Annual Review of Cognitive Linguistics 5: 239-269.
2005 Calude, Andreea. Reflexive-Middle and Reciprocal-Middle Continua in Romanian, (Refereed) Proceedings of the 2004 Conference of the Australian Linguistics Society, July 13-15, archived at University of Sydney.
2004 Calude, Andreea. Machine Translation of Various Text Genres. Te Reo; the New Zealand Linguistic Society Journal 46: 67-94.
2001 Calude, Andreea. Romanian Clitics: Siding with the French or the Serbo-Croatian? Revue Roumaine de Linguistique 1-4: 91-105.
2001 Calude, Andreea. The Journey of the Four Colour Theorem Through Time. The New Zealand Mathematics Magazine 38(3): 1-10.
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).
POPULAR MEDIA 2013 Opinion Piece, published in Waiakto Times Opinion Column, March 2013.
2010 Linguistics' Aid to Science Education, letter published in Science E-Letters, August 2010.
2005 Languages with soul, letter published in New Scientist, Vol. 185, 5th March, p. 33.