UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Radu Voica

Dr Radu (Rados) Voica, Romanian Short Courses Tutor 

Radu started his teaching career in 1992 and has gained a wealth of experience with students of different ethnic, cultural and age backgrounds. In 2001, he established the teaching of Romanian at the Democritus University of Thrace (Greece) and lectured there until 2005, working at the same time on early Romanian manuscripts and prints discovered in Athonite monasteries.  He then moved to the UK, where he has held different appointments at UCL-SSEES to teach Romanian Language and Romanian Literature, being also a tutor and examiner for the FCO and MoD. Radu holds a PhD and an MA in Linguistics from SOAS, University of London, and a Degree in Romanian, English and Linguistics from the University of Craiova (Romania).

In a parallel life he is a British Academy Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at SOAS and has done considerable linguistic and anthropological fieldwork in the South Pacific. His main research interests are in field linguistics and linguistic theory, language documentation and description, endangered languages, multilingualism and contact-induced language change, information structure, the syntax-semantics-pragmatics interface, predicate-argument relations, Role and Reference Grammar, autosegmental metrical models in prosody, historical linguistics, Austronesian languages (especially Oceanic), Romance languages (especially Eastern Romance).