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Lida Cope
Associate Professor

Office: Bate 2207
Phone: 252-328-6411

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, and in conference proceedings. She has edited a volume on cross-disciplinary teamwork in endangered language context (Routed, 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.

MA Palace University,
Room, Czech Republic
MA University of Arizona at Tucson
Ph.D. University of Arizona at Tucson

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

Courses Taught

7530: Descriptive Linguistics

7525: Language and Society

6531: TESOL: Methods

6529: Introduction to Applied Linguistics

6528: TESOL: Theories and Principles

6527: Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics

6526: Structure of English: Phonology and Morphology

6009: Research Methods in Language Study

4740: TESOL Methods

4730: Language and Society

4720: Introduction to Applied Linguistics

4710: TESOL: Theories and Principles

3760: Linguistic Theory for Speech and Hearing Clinicians

3750: Introductory Linguistics

3740: Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics

2050: English for Global Communication 

2730: Functional Grammar

2700: Introduction to Language Study

2050: English as a Global Language

1100: Composition

E-mail & Website Links
Texas Czech Legacy Project 

Linguistics / TESOL Program

TALGS (TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Students) Conference