headshot-lizElizabeth Coppock (Ph.D., Stanford University)

My research aims to understand human knowledge of meaning through a variety of data collection methods across a wide range of languages. See my website for an updated list of publications.


Ph.D. Students

Danielle Dionne (MA, Florida Atlantic University)

Ph.D. student in Linguistics at Boston University since Fall 2018. Specializes in computational modeling, experimental pragmatics, and bilingualism.


Ying Gong (MA, Syracuse University)

Ph.D. student in Linguistics at Boston University since Fall 2019. Specializes in formal syntax and semantics, including degree abstraction in Mandarin.


Undergraduate Students

Michelle Ramiz (undergraduate student, Boston University). Specializes in cross-linguistic experimental pragmatics, bringing expertise on Russian, Persian, and Arabic.


Mercedes Valladares

Mercedes Valladares (undergraduate student, Boston University). Specializes in fieldwork and analysis of degree constructions in Mòoré, a Gur language spoken in Burkina Faso.



Nathanial Graham (undergraduate student majoring in international relations, Boston University). Specializes in Bayesian modeling for referring expressions and the pragmatics of consent searches. 



Alumni (some with ongoing collaborations)


Elizabeth Bogal-Allbritten (PhD, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

Master’s students

Marina Weinstein (MA, Boston University)

Ayana Whitmal (MA, Boston University)

Sabrina Tran (MA, Boston University)

Golsa Nouri-Hosseini (MA, University of Gothenburg)

Pamela Sugrue (BA/MA, Boston University)

Miriam Yifrach  (BA/MA, Boston University)

Undergraduate students

Tomiris Kaumenova (undergraduate, Boston University)

David Alvarez (BA, Boston University)

Elias Ganem (BA, Boston University)