Jamie Shinhee Lee, Ph.D.

Professor of Linguistics
Jamie Shinhee Lee
College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters
Language, Culture, and the Arts

Teaching Areas:

Linguistics, Women's & Gender Studies

Research Areas:

Asian Popular Culture, Globalization, Linguistics, Sociolinguistics

Biography and Education

Jamie Shinhee Lee is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and editor of World Englishes and Digital MediaEnglish in Asian Popular Culture (with Andrew Moody), and World Englishes in Pop Culture (with Yamuna Kachru). Her research interests include world Englishes, language and popular culture, globalization and education policy, bilingualism, and Korean pragmatics /discourse analysis. Her articles have appeared in Asian Englishes, Critical Discourse Studies, Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, English Today, English World-Wide, Journal of Creative Communications, Journal of Pragmatics, Language in Society, Language Research, World Englishes as well as in several edited collections.

Teaching Interests

Sociolinguistics; Language and Popular Culture; Second Language Acquisition; Language and Gender

Research Interests

World Englishes; Bilingualism; English and Globalization; Language and Popular Culture; English in Korea; Korean Pramatics/ Discourse Analysis



Ph.D.: Linguistics, University of Illinois

Selected Publications

Books and Special Issues

World Englishes and Digital MediaSpecial issue in World Englishes 39 (1) (2020)

English in Asian Popular Culture (with Andrew Moody). Hong Kong University Press (2012)

World Englishes in Pop Culture (with Yamuna Kachru). Special issue in World Englishes 25 (2) (2006)

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Sports, Instagram, and conflict talk in Englishes. World Englishes 39 (1):94-105 (2020)

Digital communication, social media, and Englishes. World Englishes 39(1):2-6 (2020)  

Multilingual advertising in the linguistic landscape of Seoul. World Englishes 38 (3):500-518 (2019)

The Korean Wave, K-pop fandom, and multilingual microblogging. In Cecilia Cutler and Unn Røyneland (eds.) Multilingual Youth Practices in Computer Mediated Communication. pp. 205-223. Cambridge University Press (2018)

Sociolinguistics of transnationalism and issues of language, gender and generation: Korean migrant families in Australia. In Chris Jenks and Jerry Won Lee (eds.) Korean Englishes in Transnational Contexts, pp. 23-51. Palgrave Macmillan (2017)

"Everywhere you go, you see English!": Elderly women’s perspectives on globalization and English. Critical Inquiry in Language Studies 13(4):319-350 (2016)

"Go away, mute English!" Selling English in web advertising. Journal of Creative Communications 10(3):235-247 (2015)