Elizabeth Coppock

Assistant Professor of Linguistics
(starting September 2017)
Elizabeth Coppock
Web: http://eecoppock.info
Office hours: Fall 2017: TBA

BA, Northwestern University
PhD, Stanford University

Prof. Coppock is currently an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, as well as a Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, in the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden.

Courses

Fall 2017

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 432

Intermediate Semantics: The Grammatical Construction of Meaning

A1 Coppock MWF 3:35-4:25 CAS 233
Introduction to the semantics of natural language at an intermediate level. Topics include (but are not limited to) predication and quantification, scope and anaphora, problems of discourse analysis, various issues at the interface of semantics and pragmatics, and crosslinguistic semantics. [Prereq: CAS LX 331/ GRS LX 631 Semantics & Pragmatics: Introduction to Linguistic Meaning (or CAS LX 502) or consent of instructor.]
[Meets with GRS LX 732; Previously offered as CAS LX 503 "Semantics II"]

Spring 2018 (tentative)

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 331

Semantics & Pragmatics: Introduction to Linguistic Meaning

A1 Coppock TR 11-2:15 TBA
Systematic examination of how meaning is encoded in words and sentences, and how it can emerge from the complexity of the grammar. This course also touches on various aspects of pragmatics—the study of how meaning is shaped by context. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
[Meets with GRS LX 631; Previously offered as CAS LX 502 "Semantics I"]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.

CAS LX 433

Intermediate Pragmatics: Meaning in Context

A1 Coppock TR 3:30-4:45 TBA
Covers the main areas of linguistic pragmatics, the study of language use and the relation between meaning and context. We will study pragmatic phenomena such as presuppositions, implicatures, anaphora, and focus, from the perspective of linguistic semantics. [Prereq: CAS LX 331/ GRS LX 631 Semantics & Pragmatics: Introduction to Linguistic Meaning (or CAS LX 502) or consent of instructor.]
[Meets with GRS LX 733; Previously offered as CAS LX 504 "Topics in Pragmatics"]