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Sue Ann S. Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


1990 Bachelor of Arts: Special Education – Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

1998 Master of Arts: Speech and Hearing Sciences – The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

2003 Doctor of Philosophy: Communication Sciences and Disorders -  The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX


  • Infant speech production & perception
  • Mothers’ speech & language inputs
  • Phonological development and disorders in English- and Korean-speaking children
  • Phonetic and phonological acquisition in Bilingual children
  • Assessment and treatment for bilingual children
  • Accent modification for second language (L2) learners


 $ 148,500.00 National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). R03 Program. Project Title: Phonetic Category Formation in Korean-English Bilingual Children.     Role: Primary Investigator



1.      Lee, S., Davis, B., & MacNeilage, P. (2007). Frame dominance and the serial organization of babbling and first words in Korean-learning infants, Phonetica  64, 217-236.

2.      Lee, S., & Davis, B., & MacNeilage, P. (2008). Segmental properties of input to infants: A study of Korean. Journal of Child Language 35 (3), 591-617.

3.      Lee, S., & Iverson, G. (2008). Development of monophthongal vowels in Korean: Age and sex difference. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics 22 (7), 523-536.

4.      Lee, S., & Iverson, G. (2008). Development of stop consonants in Korean. Korean Linguistics 14, 21-39.

5.      Lee, S., & Gorman, B. (2009). Production of case particles in an English-Korean bilingual child: Preliminary study. Communication Disorder Quarterly, 30, 167-177. 

6.      Lee, S., & Iverson, G. (2009). The cross-linguistic study of vowel production: Similarities and differences of non-linguistic and linguistic factors.  Speech Communication, 22, 523-536.

7.      Lee, S., Davis, B., & MacNeilage, P. (2010). Universal production patterns and ambient language influences in babbling: Cross-linguistic study of English and Korean-learning infants. Journal of ChildLanguag, 37, 293-318.

8.      Lee, S., & Davis, B. (in press) Segmental distribution patterns of English infant- and adult-directed speech. Journal of Child Language. doi:10.1017/S0305000909009568

9.      Lee, S., & Iverson, G. (under review) Stop consonant of English-Korean bilingual children.  Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Book Chapters

1.         Eckman,F., Iverson, G.K., Fox, R.A., Jacewicz, E.,  & Lee, S.  (to appear).  Perception and production in the acquisition of L2 phonemic contrasts. Recent Research in Second Language Phonetics/Phonology: Perception and Production, In M.A. Watkins, A. S. Rauber & B. O. Baptista (eds).  Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.