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Elizabeth Coppock


Elizabeth Coppock

Room number: 111
Postal Address: Box 200, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

Linguistics, Logic and Theory of Science unit at Department of Philosophy, Linguistics, Theory of Science (More Information)
Box 200
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Renströmsgatan 6 , 412 55 Göteborg

About Elizabeth Coppock

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) at Uppsala University. The University of Gothenburg remains my "home university", so I am now affiliated with both SCAS (Uppsala University) and the University of Gothenburg.

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.

Current Projects

I am the project leader of a Swedish Research Council-funded project entitled "Most and more: Quantity superlatives in different languages". The goal is to understand cross-linguistic variation in the structure and interpretation of quantity superlatives like English (the) most, with particular emphasis on the role of definiteness.

For more detailed and up-to-date information about my current and previous research, as well as downloadable papers, please see my external webpage.


Semantics and Pragmatics (undergraduate B-level), VT2016

Compositional Semantics (graduate-level), VT2016

Lexical Semantics (undergraduate B-level and graduate-level), VT2016

Semantics and Pragmatics (undergraduate B-level), VT2014, co-taught with Staffan Larsson.

Dynamic Semantics (undergraduate C-level), VT2014

Compositional Semantics (undergraduate C-level), HT2013

Semantics and Pragmatics (undergraduate B-level), VT2013, co-taught with Staffan Larsson.

Latest publications

Outlook-based semantics
Elizabeth Coppock
Linguistics and Philosophy, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Proportional implies relative: A typological universal
Elizabeth Coppock, Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten, Golsa Nouri-Hosseini, Saskia Stiefeling
Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, vol.2, Austin, Texas, January 5-8, 2017 / Editor: Patrick Farrell, Conference paper 2017
Conference paper

Sophisms and insolubles
Mikko Yrjönsuuri, Elizabeth Coppock
Cambridge Companion to Medieval Logic / edited by Catarina Dutilh Novaes and Stephen Read, Cambridge , Cambridge University Press , Chapter in book 2016
Chapter in book

Novelty and Familiarity for Free
David Beaver, Elizabeth Coppock
Proceedings of the 20th Amsterdam Colloquium. Amsterdam 16-18 December 2015 / edited by Thomas Brochhagen, Floris Roelofsen & Nadine Theiler, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

Minimal Sufficiency Readings in Conditionals
Elizabeth Coppock, Anna Lindahl
Proceedings of the 15th Texas Linguistic Society, October 24-26, 2014 Texas, Austin. Christopher Brown and Qianping Gu and Cornelia Loos and Jason Mielens and Grace Neveu (eds.), Conference paper 2015
Conference paper

Truth Judgments vs. Validity Judgments
Elizabeth Coppock
Proceedings of the 15th Texas Linguistic Society. October 24–26, 2014, Austin, Texas, Conference paper 2015
Conference paper

Completely Bare Swedish Superlatives
Elizabeth Coppock, Christian Josefson
Proceedings of Sinn und Bedeutung, 19. 19th annual meeting of the German Semantics Society, Göttingen, September 15 to 17, 2014. Eva Csipak & Hedde Zeijlstra (eds.), Conference paper 2015
Conference paper

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Definiteness and Determinacy
Elizabeth Coppock, David Beaver
Linguistics and Philosophy, Journal article 2015
Journal article


A Superlative Argument for a Minimal Theory of Definiteness
Elizabeth Coppock, David Beaver
Proceedings of the 24th Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference, held at New York University, May 30 - June 1, 2014, edited by Todd Snider, Sarah D'Antonio and Mia Weigand, Conference paper 2014
Conference paper

Principles of the Exclusive Muddle
Elizabeth Coppock, David Beaver
Journal of Semantics, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Paul Elbourne, Definite Descriptions
Elizabeth Coppock
Nordic Journal of Linguistics, Book review 2014
Book review


Elizabeth Coppock, David Beaver
Alternatives in Semantics / ed. by Anamaria Fălăuş, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, Chapter in book 2013
Chapter in book

Diagnosing truth, interactive sincerity, and depictive sincerity
Elizabeth Coppock, Thomas Brochhagen
Proceedings of the 23rd Semantics and Linguistic Theory Conference SALT. University of California, Santa Cruz, May 3-5, 2013, Conference paper 2013
Conference paper

Raising and Resolving Issues with Scalar Modifiers
Elizabeth Coppock, Thomas Brochhagen
Semantics and Pragmatics, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Turkic Non-Inflectional Plurals and Feature Bundling
Elizabeth Coppock, Hyun-Jong Hahm, Stephen Wechsler
Proceedings of the 8th Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics, edited by Umut Özge. Cambridge, MA: MIT Working Papers in Linguistics., Conference paper 2013
Conference paper


Focus as a Case Position in Hungarian
Elizabeth Coppock
Discourse and Grammar: A Festschrift in honor of Valéria Molnár, edited by Johan Brandtler, Stefan Huber, David Håkansson and Eva Klingvall. Lund: Centre for Languages and Literature., Chapter in book 2012
Chapter in book

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