Elizabeth E Coppock


Elizabeth Coppock, Ph.D., Docent
(Alternatively: "Liz", "Liz Coppock", or "Elizabeth Edwards Coppock", but not *"Liz Edwards Coppock". Here is a grammar of my name designed to capture these facts.)

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow
Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science, University of Gothenburg
and Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala, Sweden

Email: eecoppock at gmail dot com

Since 2012, I have been a researcher at the University of Gothenburg, in the department of Philosophy, Linguistics, and Theory of Science. As of July 2014, I am a fellow in the Pro Futura Scientia program funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and arranged by the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS) in Uppsala, Sweden. The University of Gothenburg remains my "home university", so I am now affiliated with both SCAS and the University of Gothenburg.

My Pro Futura project, "Channels of Meaning: How information can be expressed without being said", aims to understand the direct and indirect "channels" through which information can be expressed in natural language (e.g. entailment, presupposition, implicature, subclasses thereof, and beyond).

Before coming to Gothenburg, I held research and teaching positions at the Department of General Linguistics at Heinrich Heine University (Duesseldorf, Germany) and the Centre for Languages and Literature at Lund University (Lund, Sweden). I have also spent time in Austin, Texas, both at Cycorp, Inc., and at the Linguistics Department at the University of Texas at Austin.

I received a B.A. in Linguistics from Northwestern University in 2002 and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Stanford University in 2009. I became Docent in Linguistics through the University of Gothenburg in December 2013. ("Docent" is the Swedish equivalent of a German "Habilitation", a post-Ph.D. qualification, regardless of what Google Translate might have you believe.)

Papers, handouts, and slides I have produced are available on my research page.

My full CV is available in PDF format here.