Adam Cooper


MA, PhD in Linguistics, Cornell University

Areas of Expertise

Historical linguistics, particularly from the perspective of modern phonological theory; synchronic morphophonology of ancient and reconstructed Indo-European languages; syllable theory; typology; phonetics.

Curriculum Vitae


547 Nightingale Hall

Hello, aliens. Can we talk?

As a group of scientists and amateur space enthusiasts work toward sending a direct message into outer space, two big questions emerge: How do we communicate? And what do we say? We spoke to Northeastern lecturer Adam Cooper—an expert in linguistics—and to the president of the team spearheading the initiative.