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
Selected Research Project / Grants
  • 2018 ~ present. 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
  • 2019 (forthcoming), Ahn, H., & Lee, S. (In Print). Functions of English in South Korea sociolinguistics domains. In A. G. Ram, Functional variations in English: Theoretical considerations and practical challenges. Springer
  • 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