Linguistic Semantics Lab (LiSLab)

Welcome to the Linguistic Semantics Lab (LiSLab) at Boston University!

Directed by Asst. Prof. Elizabeth (“Liz”) Coppock, LiSLab is dedicated to the study of foundational questions in semantic/pragmatic theory through empirically rich studies of diverse languages. Particular areas of interest include definiteness, quantification, gradability, and the fault lines where they meet (depicted in the image above).

We use a variety of methods, including targeted comparative fieldwork across a broad sample of languages, in-depth field studies of particular languages, corpus-based methods, and experimental methods including picture selection, truth/validity judgments, and eye-tracking (in collaboration with other labs).

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A list of publications (co-)authored by Elizabeth Coppock can be found on her personal website.


Other research groups in linguistics at BU: The Phonetics, Acquisition & Multilingualism Lab (PAMLab), the BU-MIT-Simmons Prosody Lab, the Child Language Lab, and the Spanish in Boston project.