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Dr. Jinrong Li

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Applied Linguistics & Technology), Iowa State University, 2012
M.A. (Applied Linguistics), Beijing Foreign Studies University, 2004
B. A. (English & International Studies), China Foreign Affairs University, 2002

Selected Works

Selected Publications

Courses Taught

  • LING 3630 Language and Linguistic Theory
  • LING 3337 Language, wer, and Politics
  • LING 3338 Language and Law
  • LING 5131/5131G Applied Linguistics
  • LING 5530 Sociolinguistics
  • LING 6131 Applied Phonology
  • LING 6133 Applied English Grammar
  • LING 6233 Teaching English Internationally
  • TCLD 4233/6233 Applied Linguistics: ESOL/TCLD
  • ESL 0094 English for Academics I
  • WRIT 1101/ENGL 1101 INTL Composition I for Non-Native Speakers of English
  • ENGL 1101 Composition I

Current Projects

Language test validation (funded by International English Language Testing System)

  • This project is funded by International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The primary objective of this project is to explore the comparability of IELTS writing tests and college multimodal writing tasks in terms of task features and the extent to which the IELTS writing tests could elicit similar linguistic performance in comparison to those college multimodal writing tasks.

PUPP (funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council)

  • The partnership on university plagiarism prevention (PUPP) project is an international initiative involving over 50 researchers from different disciplines. Led by Dr. Martine Peters from University of Quebec, the main objective of this project is to move from punitive measures to consider how to prevent plagiarism. And specifically, we would like to identify the kinds of knowledge and skills that are needed to avoid plagiarism and how these can be taught to students to help prevent plagiarism.


  • The learning information literacy across curriculum (LILAC) project aims to better understand students’ information literacy skills across curriculum. We have collected over 400 screen recorded videos documenting students’ information-seeking behaviors. These videos are helpful resources for classroom teaching and you can find them on YouTube here:

Last updated: 8/12/2022