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Hakyoon Lee 이 학 윤

Assistant Professor    

2014 Ph.D., Second Language Studies University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI Dissertation: Creating Spaces to Belong: Multiparty Storytelling among Transnational Women in Hawai‘i. Dissertation Chair: Dr. Christina Higgins
2008 M.A., Second Language Studies (Specialization: Language and Social Interaction) University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI
Scholarly Paper: “I am a ‘kirogi’ mother, so this is my job, not father’s!”: Education exodus and life transformation among Korean immigrant women


Multilingualism and identity, Language and gender, Globalization, Discourse analysis and qualitative methodologies, Family language policy, Race and ethnicity in language teaching. Language use in social media


Dr. Hakyoon Lee is an Assistant Professor of Korean in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Georgia State University. She has been teaching Korean at Georgia State University since the fall semester of 2013. Her research interests lie at the intersection of sociolinguistics, bilingualism and multilingualism, as well as immigrant education. With an emphasis on discourse analysis, her research focuses on understanding language learners’ social interactions and their use of linguistic and cultural resources in various social contexts. Dr. Lee has led different projects funded by the Korea Foundation, Academy of Korean Studies, The Ministry of Education in Korea, and STARTALK. She has published her work in Narrative Inquiry, Journal of Language, Education, and Identity and Applied Linguistics. Results from her geolocative linguistic landscape project, funded by CULTR, were recently published in the International Journal of Korean Education.

  • Lee, H. (forthcoming). “ Konglish? or Multilingual Practice?”: An investigation of subtitles in Korean TV shows,” Korean Language in America, 23.


  • Lee, H. (forthcoming). Telling stories and sharing cultures for constructing identity and solidarity: A case of informal communication at a workplace, Narrative Inquiry.


  • Lee, H., & Choi, B. (in press). “From Little Korea to Real Korea: A Geolocative Linguistic Landscape Project in Korean Language Education” In Dubreil, S., Malinowski, D., Hiram, M.  (Eds.). Language Teaching in the Linguistic Landscape, Springer as part of the Educational Linguistics Series.


  • Lee, H. & Choi, B. (2018). Look Around You! A Linguistic Landscape Project in Study Abroad Context in Korea, International Journal of Korean Education, 4(1), 25-49.


  • Kim, M., Lee, H., & Kim, Y. (2017). Learning of Korean honorifics through collaborative tasks: Comparing heritage and non-Heritage speakers. In Taguchi, N., & Kim, Y. (Eds.). Pragmatics from a Task-Based Language Teaching perspective John Benjamins TBLT series.


  • Higgins, C., Furukawa, G., & Lee, H. (2016) “Teaching less commonly recognized languages on YouTube” in S. Leppänen, S. Kytölä, & E.Westinen (Eds.). Discourse and identification: Diversity and heterogeneity in social media practices, Routledge, New York and London.


  • Lee, H. (2015). Telling stories and making social relations: Transnational women’s ways of belonging in intercultural contexts, Applied Linguistics, 36(2), 174-193.


  • Lee, H. (2010). “I am a Kirogi mother, so this is my job, NOT father’s!”: Education exodus and life transformation among Korean immigrant women. Journal of Language, Identity, and Education (JLIE) 9(4), 250-264.