Elizabeth E Coppock


Elizabeth Coppock
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Boston University

Email: eecoppock at gmail dot com

In the fall of 2017, I joined the Linguistics faculty at Boston University, specializing in semantics and pragmatics. I was promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor with tenure in May 2024. My research concerns the meanings of small words in various languages, the invisible forces that give complex expressions their meanings, and sometimes even the nature of meaning itself.

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.