Skip to main content

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

ESL0094 English for Academics I
WRIT1101/ENGL1101 INTL Composition I for Non-Native Speakers of English
ENGL1101 Composition I
LING3630 Language and Linguistic Theory
LING3337 Language, Power, and Politics
LING3338 Language and Law
LING5530 Sociolinguistics
LING6131 Applied Phonology
LING6133 Applied English Grammar
LING6233 Teaching English Internationally

Current Projects

My research focuses on the intersection between applied linguistics and the instruction and assessment of second language writing, and is developed along three main themes: 1) feedback in teaching second language writing, 2) language teaching, technology, and second language instruction, and 3) information literacy and second language writing pedagogy. In a recent project funded by the Centers for Teaching and Technology at Georgia Southern University, I created an annotated learner corpus to help multilingual writers address vocabulary and grammar issues in writing and revision. I am currently working to expand the learner corpus and refine the corpus annotations in order to make it a more effective tool.

Since joining Georgia Southern in 2013, I have also started working with researchers in rhetoric and composition, and have developed strong interests in identifying opportunities for productive collaboration between first and second language writing specialists. One of my on-going projects in this area is information literacy in the writing classroom. As a member of the LILAC (Learning Information Literacy across Curriculum) research group, I have been working with my collaborators to document and analyze the information-seeking behavior of both first and second language student writers, and to discuss the implications for teaching and writing curriculum (

Last updated: 4/6/2022