Director, Bucknell's Linguistic Lab


  • PhD. in Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007
    Adviser: J. Kathryn Bock
    Committee Chair: Elabbas Benmamoun

Research Interests

Psycholinguistics, particularly language production, including word-level errors, disfluencies, and how agreement is computed, with a special focus on the influences of word order, conceptual information, and morphology on agreement.

Syntax, including single conjunct agreement, and the cross-linguistic differences between gender and number agreement.


  • LING 105 Linguistic Analysis: Sounds & Words
  • LING 110 Linguistic Analysis: Sentences & Meaning
  • LING 205 Phonetics and Phonology
  • LING 206 Morphology
  • LING 225 Language and the Brain
  • LING 230 Psycholinguistics
  • LING 319 Undergraduate Research
  • LING 326 Language and Cognition (Crosslisted as PSYC 326)
  • LING 330 Advanced Topics in Psycholinguistics
  • LING 390 Independent Study


Selected Publications

Lorimor, Heidi. 2009. "Sentence Coordination." in Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Vol 4. Kees Versteegh, ed.

Lorimor, Heidi, J. Kathryn Bock, E. Zalkind, A. Sheyman, and R. Beard. 2008. "Number Agreement and Attraction in Russian." Language and Cognitive Processes 23, 769-799.

Benmamoun, Elabbas and Heidi Lorimor. 2006. "Featureless Expressions: When Morphological Markers are Absent." Linguistic Inquiry 37(1), 1-23.

Lorimor, Heidi. 2005. "Agreement Alternations: How Optional Patterns of Agreement Arise." Perspectives In Arabic Linguistics XVII- XVIII. Elabbas Benmamoun and Mohammad T. Alhawary, eds. John Benjamins Press. 222-239.


"Learning from Agreement." Invited Distinguished Alumni Lecture at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Linguistics Department. September 30, 2013.

"Producing Subject-Verb Agreement with Conjoined Subject Noun Phrases." Paper presented at the Beckman Institute Graduate Seminar. May 10, 2006. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


"Objects and actions in (dis)agreement". Poster presented at the 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing. March 21-23, 2013. Columbia, South Carolina. (With Jason Schoenberg)

"The impact of grammatical features and notional number on agreement." Poster presented at 7th International Workshop on Language Production. New York University. July 18-20, 2012. New York, New York. (With Carrie Jackson and Janet van Hell)


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