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Who am I?

Hello! I am Professor Ho-Young Lee in the Department of Linguistics at Seoul National University, Korea. I am a phonetician who loves to learn, describe and teach the pronunciation of the world’s languages.

  • Address: Seoul National University, Dept. of Linguistics, 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea
  • Phone: +82-10-2744-0584
  • E-mail:

Educational background

  • 1985. BA in Linguistics, SNU
  • 1987. MA in Linguistics, SNU
  • 1990. PhD in Phonetics, UCL

Professional experience

  • British Council Scholar (1987-1990)
  • Professor, Pukyong National University (1991.8~2000.8)
  • Visiting Professor, UCLA (1999, 2007, 2014)
  • Professor, Seoul National University, Dept. of Linguistics (2000.9~Present)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Office of the Korean Language, Korea Broadcasting System (2002~2013)
  • Member, Broadcasting Language Committee, Korean Broadcasting Commission (2004~2006)
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Scientific criminal investigation, Supreme Prosecutors‘ Office (2004~2016)
  • President, The Korean Society of Speech Sciences (2017)
  • Director, SNU Language Research Institute (2019.3~2021.2)
  • Director, Language AI Research Center (2020.7~Present)
  • Director, SNU Language Education Institute (2021.2~Present)

Professional organizations

  • IPA, life member
  • The Korean Society of Speech Sciences, ex-president                                                         
  • The Linguistic Society of Korea, Council member
  • The Korean Language Society, Council member
  • Editor of the journal “Language Research” published in Korea