Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen

University of Helsinki

Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen is Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Her main research areas are situated in the field of language use in interaction, including prosody, grammar and most recently, affect and emotion. She received degrees from Oberlin College and Harvard Graduate School of Education before moving to Europe, where she earned her doctorate in English Linguistics from the University of Freiburg, Germany and her habilitation from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She has held professorships at the University of Konstanz and the University of Potsdam in Germany. Her main publications are the monographs An Introduction to English Prosody (1986), English Speech Rhythm (1993), Language in Time (with P. Auer and F. Mueller, 1999) and the edited volumes Prosody in Conversation (with M. Selting, 1996), Cause, Condition, Contrast, Concession: Cognitive and Discourse Perspectives (with B. Kortmann, 2000), Studies in Interactional Linguistics (with M. Selting, 2001) and Sound Patterns in Interaction (with C.E. Ford, 2004).