SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Samuil Marusca

BA MA (Oradea), MA (University College London), CELTA, IPA Cert.
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Samuil Marusca
Samuil Marusca
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The intonational phonology of Romanian
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Samuil took his BA in English and Romanian at the University of Oradea, Romania, and an MA in Theology at Emanuel University, Romania. He completed an MA in Phonetics at UCL in 2010, and holds a Cambridge CELTA and an IPA Certificate. Samuil worked as an EFL teacher (in England and abroad), and translator for more than 5 years.

PhD Research

Romanian is one of the less studied Romance languages. The present study will propose a comprehensive model for Romanian intonation and dialect variation (Aromanian, Megleno-Romanian, Istro-Romanian, which are endangered languages spoken in Europe) based on the Autosegmental-Metrical theory (Pierrehumbert 1980; Ladd 1996, 2008; Gussenhoven 2004) within the ToBI framework of intonational analysis. This research was partially supported by The Dinu Patriciu Foundation, The Romanian-American Foundation and The Ratiu Foundation.


Phonetics Tutorials, BA (2013/2014)
Phonetics Tutorials, MA (2013/2014)


  • Jitca, D; Apopei, V; Paduraru, O; Marusca, S. (forthcoming). “Transcription of Romanian intonation”, in: Frota, S. and Prieto, P. (Eds): Intonational variation in Romance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


  • The International Phonetic Association
  • The Linguistic Association of Great Britain
  • The Philological Society