Andreea S. Calude

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, University of Waikato

As a linguist, I am fascinated by various aspects of language, including grammar and the organisation of spoken English (I did my PhD in this area), but also language evolution and language change (studying how words from one language get adopted and used in another --> borrowings or loanwords). I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and collaborate with scientists (statisticians, but also biologists and computer scientists) to investigate exciting language questions. In my postdoc, I spent 4 years in a biology lab in the UK and I have worked on some fascinating projects looking at the evolution of language there (which I still continue to work on now). I am the educator of the TedEd talk "Does Grammar Matter?"( and I am passionate about communicating linguistics-related content to a wider audience!


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, Waikato University


  • 2008 
    University of Auckland, PhD in Linguistics