About me

I am a linguist and teacher working at Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, China. I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from Nanjing University with prof. dr. Zhang Ren as my advisor. I studied Cognitive Grammar and other major cognitive linguistics theories, and my research interests include syntax, Cognitive Grammar, Chinese syntax, comparative syntax, and digital humanities.


Leiden University, the Netherlands

Postdoc, Center for Lingusitics (Feb. 2022 - Feb. 2024)
Supervisor: prof. dr. Sjef Barbiers

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China

Associate Professor, English Department (Oct. 2020 - present)
Lecturer, English Department (June 2008 - Oct. 2020)
Teaching Assistant, English Department (Aug. 2003 - June 2008)

University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Visiting researcher, Grammar & Cognition research group (Aug. 2014 - Aug. 2015)
Host: prof. dr. Enoch O. Aboh


PhD in Theoretical Linguistics

Nanjing University, China (Sept. 2012 - Sept. 2020)
Dissertation: The adverbial function and counter-expectation prominence of verbal classifiers in Mandarin Chinese: A Cognitive Grammar account
Supervisor: prof. dr. Ren Zhang

MA in Linguistics

Nanjing Normal University, China (Sept. 2004 - June 2007)
Thesis: Formal semantic analysis of quantifier scope ambiguity in English
Supervisors: prof. dr. Si Lianhe, prof. dr. Xin Bing

BA in English Language and Literature

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, China (Sept. 1999 - June 2003)
Thesis: English translation skills of cultural concepts with Chinese characteristics
Mentor: prof. He Sanning


English Department, College of Liberal Arts Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology
219 Ningliu Rd, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210044, P. R. China
Last update: Oct. 10, 2021