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- East Asian Languages and Cultures
- IU Bloomington
Global and International Studies Building, 2045
Lee researches Korean language and linguistics, the comparative study of East Asia languages, and “discourse-pragmatic” and cognitive approaches to grammar. Lee says he seeks functional explanations on why languages are structured in the ways they are through the ways human beings communicate with each other. He takes the view that communicative needs and strategies shape grammar, and grammar is the fossilization or routinization of recurrent communicative habits and patterns.