Ms Vivian Lee
- Ms Vivian Lee
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- Translation as communication: Korean-speaking learners and the translation of culture-specific lexis
I first came to SOAS to do an MA in Pacific Asian Studies, after the completion of which I spent several years working in fields including teaching and translating. My interest in translation and EFL led me to do my second postgraduate degree, a double MA in Translating and Interpreting with MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL) at Macquarie University in Sydney. After completing the course, I started teaching at Korea University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) in Seoul, South Korea, where I taught courses including translating and interpreting classes for undergraduate and postgraduate students. My research interests include language acquisition, language pedagogy, translation studies and translator training.
PhD ResearchI am interested in investigating how Korean-speaking L2 learners of English translate culture-specific lexis, with an emphasis on communication and context.
- Chesnut, M., Lee, V. & Schulte, J. (2013). The language lessons around us: Undergraduate English pedagogy and linguistic landscape research. English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 12(2), pp. 102-120
- Lee, V. (2012). Possible reasons for lexical errors in English to Korean translation: A look at student assignments at the postgraduate level. The Journal of Translation Studies, 13(3), pp. 7-33