East Carolina University
Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences
Department of English

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Lida Cope
Associate Professor

Office: Bate 2118
Phone: 252-328-6411
E-mail: copel@ecu.edu

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 East 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 contexts (Routledge, January 2012).

M.A. Palacky University,
Olomouc, Czech Republic
M.A. 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: TESL: Methods and Practicum
6529: Introduction to Applied Linguistics
6528: TESL: Theories and Principles
6527: Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics
6526: Structure of English: Phonology and Morphology
6009: Research Methods in Language Study
4730: Language and Society
4720: Introduction to Applied Linguistics
4710: TESL: Theories and Principles
3760: Linguistic Theory for Speech and Hearing Clinicians
3750: Introductory Linguistics
3740: Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics
2730: Functional Grammar
2700: Introduction to Language Study
1100: Composition

E-mail & Website Links
Linguistics / TESL Program
TALGS (TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Students) Conference