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Lida Cope

Title: Director of Undergraduate Studies / Professor
Office: Bate 2207
Phone: 252.328.6411
E-Mail: copel@ecu.edu


About

Lida Cope's research interests include Texas Czech; immigrant/heritage community language documentation, revitalization and maintenance; language and ethnic identity; child bilingualism; language contact and first language attrition; and cross-cultural communication. She has published on child first language attrition and on the issues of language, culture and identity in Czech Moravian communities in Texas. Her articles have appeared in Language and Education, Pragmatics, Kosmas, Slavic and Eastern European Journal, Southern Journal of Linguistics, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, International Journal of the Sociology of Language, and in conference proceedings. She has edited a volume on cross-disciplinary teamwork in endangered language context (Routledge, 2012) An external research associate at the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Cope directs the Texas Czech Legacy Project aimed at developing an open-access digital archive for the unique Texas Czech dialect.

Education

M.A. Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
M.A. University of Arizona at Tucson
Ph.D. University of Arizona at Tucson

Research Interests

Texas Czech
Immigrant/Heritage Community Languages
Language and Ethnic Identity
Child bilingualism
Language contact
First Language Attrition
Cross-cultural communication

Courses Taught

LING 7530: Descriptive Linguistics
LING 7525: Language and Society
LING 6531: TESOL: Methods
LING 6529: Introduction to Applied Linguistics
LING 6528: TESOL: Theories and Principles
LING 6527: Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics
LING 6526: Structure of English: Phonology and Morphology
LING 6009: Research Methods in Language Study
LING 4740: TESOL Methods
LING 4730: Language and Society
LING 4720: Introduction to Applied Linguistics
LING 4710: TESOL: Theories and Principles
LING 3760: Linguistic Theory for Speech and Hearing Clinicians
LING 3750: Introductory Linguistics
LING 3740: Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics
LING 2050: English for Global Communication
LING 2730: Functional Grammar
LING 2700: Introduction to Language Study
LING 2050: English as a Global Language
ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing 

Website Links

Texas Czech Legacy Project
English undergraduate programs
Linguistics / TESOL Program
TALGS (TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Students) Conference

Selected Publications

Books

Cope, L., & Hopkins, M. (Eds.) (2015). Centennial of Czech studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Fort Worth, TX: Wild Horse Media/Eakin Press.

Cope, L. (Ed.) (2012). Applied linguists needed: Cross-disciplinary teamwork in endangered language contexts. Routledge/Taylor & Francis. 

Editorships of professional journals

Cope, L., & Eckert, E. (Guest Eds.) (2016). Special issue of the International Journal of Sociology of Language, 2016(238): Multilingualism and minorities in the Czech sociolinguistic space. 

Cope, L., & Penfield, S. D. (Guest Eds.) (2011). Special issue of Language and Education, 25(4): “Applied linguist needed”: Cross-disciplinary networking for revitalization and education in endangered language contexts.

Journal articles

Cope, L. (2016). Texas Czech Legacy Project: Documenting the past and present for the future. The International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2016(238), 105-125. 

Cope, L., & Eckert, E. (2016). Multilingualism and minorities in the Czech sociolinguistic space: introduction. The International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 2016(238), 1-14.

Cope, L. (2014). Texas Czech Legacy Project: Documenting the dialect and ethnocultural heritage of ethnic Czechs and Moravians in Texas. Czech Language News, 40, 5-8.

Cope, L., & Penfield, S. D. (2012). Why applied linguists are needed to work with and for endangered language communities. In L. Cope, L. (Ed.), Applied linguists needed: Cross-disciplinary teamwork in endangered language contexts. Routledge/Taylor & Francis.

Cope, L., & Penfield, S. D. (2011). Introduction. Language and Education 25(4), 267-271. (Reprinted in L. Cope (Ed.) Applied linguists needed: Cross-disciplinary teamwork in endangered language contexts (pp. 1-6). Routledge/Taylor&Francis.)

Cope, L. (2011). From ethnocultural pride to promoting the Texas Czech vernacular: Current maintenance efforts and unexplored possibilities. Language and Education 25(4), 361-383. (Reprinted in L. Cope (Ed.), Applied linguists needed (pp.  95-117). Routledge /Taylor & Francis.)

Cope, L. (2009). Switching codes, affirming identities: Writing in Texas Czech. Discourse and Interaction, 2(2), 5-21.

Cope, L.  (2006). Discontinued intergenerational transmission of Czech in Texas: “Hindsight is better than foresight.” Southern Journal of Linguistics, 30(2), 1-49.

Dutkova-Cope, L. (2003). Texas Czech ethnic identity: “So how Czech are you, really?” Slavic and East European Journal, 47(4), 648-76.

Dutkova-Cope, L. (2001).The language of Czech Moravians in Texas: “Do you know what Párknu káru u hauza means?” Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 20(2), 51-84.

Dutkova-Cope, L. (2001). Texas Czech: The language of Texans who say they speak “a different type of Czech”. Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 20(1), 29-69.

Dutkova-Cope, L. (2001).The future of Czech in Texas: “How can you learn something if it’s not offered to you?” Kosmas: Czechoslovak and Central European Journal, 14(2), 80-104.

Dutkova-Cope, L. (2000). Texas Czech folk music and ethnic identity. Pragmatics, 10(1), 7-37.

Dutkova, L. (1999). Texas Czech of Texas Czechs: An ethnolinguistic perspective on language use in a dying language community. Brown Slavic Contributions, Volume XI: Modern Czech Studies, 2-10.

Saville-Troike, M., Pan, J., & Dutkova, L. (1995). Differential effects of L2 on children’s L1 development /attrition. Southwest Journal of Linguistics 14(1-2), 125-49. (1995 copyright, 1998 publication). 

Krobotová, M., & Dutková, L. (1990). Computer programs coded for IQ 151 focused on practice of attribute usages. Český Jazyk a Literatura [The Czech Language and Literature]. Philologica 9.

Krobotová, M., & Dutková, L. (1989). Computer programs coded for IQ 151 - Training in syntax of pupils at the age of adolescence. Český Jazyk a Literatura [The Czech Language and Literature]. Philologica  8.

Chapters

Cope, L. (2008). Written codeswitching and ethnolinguistic identities of a Czech Texan.  In C. Cravens, M. Fidler, & S. S. Kresin (Eds.), Between texts, languages, and cultures: A Festschrift for Michael Henry Heim (pp. 1-14). Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers.

Dutkova-Cope, L. (2005). Texas Czech folk music and ethnic identity. In M. Havránková (Ed.), Nadnárodní contexty národní literatury(‘Transnational contexts of the national literature’; pp. 169-92). České Budějovice, Czech Republic: South Bohemian University.

Dutkova, L. (1999). Texas Czech: An ethnolinguistic study. In Machann, C. (Ed.), Czech Americans in transition (pp. 76-96). Austin: Eakin Press.

Digital humanities project (on-going)

Texas Czech Legacy Project: http://www.laits.utexas.edu/txczechproject/home

The goal of this Project is to create a central place documenting the language, culture, and history of ethnic Czech Moravians in Texas. The Project's main initiative is the building of an open-access digital Texas Czech Dialect Archive (TCDA) of audio-recordings gathered from ethnic Czech Moravians in Texas since the 1970s through the 2000s. 

The Project’s mission is to create a community resource for Texas Czechs as well as a scholarly resource for anyone fascinated by this population’s language, culture, and history. As a legacy archive, the TCDA will be a central repository for irreplaceable oral histories, spoken in the Texas Czech dialect, reflecting the change in the historically Czech Moravian communities of Texas from the early 1850s to the present.