Assistant Professor
Programme of English Language Literature Studies

Office: T2-601-R10
Tel: (756) 3620747


                                       ELLS Dr. Seongyong LEE  
Academic & Professional Qualifications
  • Ph.D. Second and Foreign Language Education (State University of New York at Buffalo)
  • M.A. English Linguistics (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
  • B.A. English (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
Academic Interests
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Second Language Writing
  • Sociolinguistics
Research Interests
  • Applied Linguistics (Computer-Mediated Language Learning)
  • Sociolinguistics (English-Medium Instruction, Intercultural Communication)
  • Second Language Writing (Written Feedback, Data-Driven Language Learning)
  • Applied Research Method (Quantitative Method, Text-Mining)
Research Projects/Grant
  • 2020-2021. Lee, S., & Kim, A. Principle Investigator “The Effect of Academic Experiences in an International University on Behavioral Attitudes toward English as a Lingua Franca Communication.” UIC Research Grant
  • 2020-2021. Kim A., Lee, S., & Lydon, C. Co-Investigator “Incorporating L2 Academic Stance into an ESL Writing Course: The Effect of Teacher Feedback and Collaborative Learning Activities.” UIC Research Grant
  • 2019-2020. Lee, S., & Kim, A. Principle Investigator “The effect of attitudes on behavior intention in using English as a lingua franca: A comparative study between English-medium instruction (EMI) universities and non-EMI ones in China” UIC Research Grant
Selected Publications
  • 2020, Lee, S., & Kim, A. Experiences and practices of English as a lingua franca communication in the international university: An integrative view of student voices, Applied Linguistics Review, DOI: 10.1515/applirev-2020-0072 (SSCI/A&HCI).
  • 2020, Lee, S. Attitudes toward English borrowings in South Korea: A comparative study of university professors and primary/secondary teachers of English, Asian Englishes, 22(3), 238-256. (SCOPUS/ESCI)
  • 2020, Ahn, H., & Lee, S. Functions of English in South Korean sociolinguistics domains. Giri R.A., Sharma A., D’Angelo J. (Edcs) Functional variations in English: Theoretical considerations and practical challenges. (pp. 223-241). London: Springer.
  • 2020, Lee, S. Business major students’ attitudes toward English as an academic lingua franca in South Korea, The New Studies of English Language and Literature, 75, 121-141. (KCI – Korean Citation Indexed)
  • 2019, Lee, S. & Choe, H. Modelling beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours regarding the spread of English, English Today, Online First View. (SSCI/A&HCI)
  • 2019, Lee, S. Interactional metadiscourse in editorials: Cross-Cultural analysis, The Journal of Linguistic Science, 91, 183-202. (KCI)
  • 2019, Lee, S & Kim, A. Korean pre-service teachers’ attitudes toward English as an academic lingua franca, The Journal of Education 2(2), 27-42.
  • 2018, Lee, S. Construction of writer identity in an ESL context. The Journal of Education, 1(1), 83-104
  • 2017. Lee, S. Interactions in persuasive writing: Comparative analysis of L2 essays and L1 columns. The Journal of Linguistic Science, 83, 253-273.
  • 2016, Lee, S. Metadiscourse and writer identity: A longitudinal case study of a Korean L2 writer in the U.S. Modern Studies in English Language & Literature, 60(3), 129-150.
Courses Taught
  • Language and Culture
  • Language and Intercultural Communication
  • Language, Media and Culture
  • New Media Literacies
  • Introduction to Corpus Linguistics