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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
E-mail: lheggie@ilstu.edu

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Linguistics Scholarship
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...

Latest publications:  

  • 2005. Clitic and Affix Combinations: Theoretical Perspectives , edited with F. Ordóñez, [Linguistik Aktuell series]. Amsterdam/Philadelphia:   Benjamins Publishing Co.
  • 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 Publishing Co.

Teaching Scholarship
The 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 centered classroom.

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 the classroom...

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