|University of Calgary|
|Linguist, Data Scientist|
Joan Lee (1981) is a Canadian linguist and data scientist. Her Master of Arts thesis entitled What does txting do 2 language: The influences of exposure to messaging and print media on acceptability constraints (2011) made a notable contribution to the academic literature on text messaging. The thesis used acceptability judgment tasks to test a relationship between exposure to text messaging and word acceptance. It received international media attention.
Lee's lesser known works include the paper The opacity of s-irregular verbs in Korean: Confronting Optimality Theory approaches (2011) which was written in 2005, and later published in the Calgary Papers in Linguistics. Lee also presented the paper The distribution of Turkish articles: Implications for L2 English at the Linguistic Society of America 2006 Summer Meeting in East Lansing, Michigan.
- Video of interview, Andrea MacLean, CTV Calgary Morning Live, March 14, 2012
- Frequency vs. Dictionary, Joan Lee, November 14, 2012