Dr. Lee Iksop is a Honorary professor of Korean Language and Literature at Seoul National University.
He served as the 4th Director General of the National Institute of the Korean Language(now the National Institute of Korean Language), the chairperson of the Korean Language Globalization Foundation, and the chairperson of the Korean Language Council. He established the system of modern Korean grammar by writing ‘Introduction of Korean Language(국어학개설)’ and ‘Theory of Korean Grammar(국어문법론)’ and established the theory of Korean orthography and the theory of Korean letter through ‘Korean orthography research(국어 표기법 연구)’ that investigates the changes in the modern Korean orthography. In addition, he published ‘Korean Language(한국의 언어)’, the book introducing Korean grammar for foreigners, in several languages which greatly contributed to the globalization of Korean grammar academically and educationally. In 2014 he earned the Academic Award of the Sejong Culture Prize and he published ‘Gangneung Dialect Resource Dictionary(강릉 방언 자료 사전)’ in 2022 to let the public know the value of dialects.