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Lorie Heggie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of
Linguistics and French
Department of Foreign Languages
Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois 61790-4300
Voice: (309) 438-7579
Fax: (309) 438-8038
My research includes work
on the copula (the verb "to be"), reference, predication,
focus, topic, and clitics. I am particularly interested in the
information structure of sentences, that is, how discourse information
is represented and encoded at the sentence level. I work to contribute
to our understanding of how languages may vary with respect to information
structure. For more info...
- 2005. Clitic and Affix Combinations: Theoretical Perspectives ,
edited with F. Ordóñez, [Linguistik Aktuell series]. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins
- 2005. "Clitic Ordering Phenomena: The Path to Generalizations." With F. Ordóñez,
In Clitic and Affix Combinations: Theoretical Perspectives, L.
Heggie and F. Ordóñez (eds). [Linguistik Aktuell series] Amsterdam/Philadelphia: Benjamins
Mind Project is an interdisciplinary, student-faculty, research
and curriculum project icognitive science (the study of the mind)
sponsored by the Illinois State University Philosophy Department. Students
and faculty from a wide range of disciplines (e.g. computer science,
mathematics, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, industrial technology)
and from numerous institutions (colleges, universities, secondary
and primary schools) are collaborating to develop instructional software,
artificial persons (robots & virtual persons) and an online curriculum
to support the study of cognitive science. I am currently writing the
introduction to the linguistics module.
I have also written an article in the scholarship of teaching and
learning published in the Journal of the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives
on Learning, Vol.
7, Winter 2001-02.
"Flow, Centering, and the
Classroom: Wisdom from an Ancient Friend"
Understanding the principles of "flow" and of the communication
between horse and rider can provide insight into how to create a
I teach a wide variety of courses at Illinois
State University, from first-year French to graduate courses in linguistics
and have also been active in developing the curriculum in General Education
and the Minor in Cognitive Science. To
Some useful links:
Linguistic Society of America
The Linguists' List
University of Maryland Linguistics Department
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Illinois State University Home Page